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Health Agencies Update
July 23/30, 2014

Clinician’s Guide for Genomics

JAMA. 2014;312(4):328. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.9122

The number of physicians ordering genome or exome testing for their patients is expected to increase from several thousand this year to 10 000 next year, with continued growth thereafter, according to National Human Genome Research Institute’s Leslie G. Biesecker, MD. Because uptake of this new technology is increasing, Biesecker and Robert C. Green, MD, MPH, of Harvard Medical School, have published a primer to help clinicians implement these technologies (Biesecker LG and Green RC. N Engl J Med. 2014;370[25]:2418-2425).