Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthorStephenLurieMD, PhDIndividualAuthor
In Reply: I wholly concur with Dr Rubinstein
that a computer cannot replace human counselors in genetic counseling. However,
the context is critical to the conversation. At this time, there are only
1654 genetic counselors in the United States,1
enough to counsel for, at most, 5% to 10% of all cytogenetic and molecular
tests performed in a given year.
McGee G. Computer-Based Genetic Counseling—Reply. JAMA. 1999;282(18):1719-1720. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-18-jbk1110