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Genomics: Prediction, Prevention, Priorities, and PunnettGenomics: Prediction, Prevention, Priorities, and Punnett

Michael F. Murray, MD
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This article was published at www.annals.org on 26 January 2016.


From Geisinger Health System, Forty Fort, Pennsylvania.

Disclosures: The author has disclosed no conflicts of interest. The form can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M15-2993.

Requests for Single Reprints: Michael F. Murray, MD, Genomic Medicine Institute, Geisinger Health System, 190 Welles Street, Suite 128, Forty Fort, PA 18704; e-mail, mfmurray1@geisinger.edu.


Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(3):197-198. doi:10.7326/M15-2993
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In this issue, Christensen and colleagues found that disclosure of unexpected genomic risk information to healthy adults did not have adverse psychological effects. The editorialist discusses the study and argues that prioritization of which genomic results to disclose to healthy patients should be based on the predictive and preventive value of the result and the costs of delivering the information.

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genomics ; genome

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Clinical genomics Punnett square.

This new version of the Punnett square provides a framework for use in setting priorities for returning genomic information to healthy patients. Genomic results in the HH quadrant should be the highest priority in a health care context.

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