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Comment & Response
July 2018

Web-Based Platform vs Genetic Counselors in Educating Patients About Carrier Results From Exome Sequencing

Author Affiliations
  • 1Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2Sino-American Cancer Foundation, Temple City, California
JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(7):998-999. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.2239

To the Editor In an Original Investigation published in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Biesecker et al1 conducted a randomized trial testing whether web-based platform was noninferior to genetic counselors in educating patients about carrier results from exome sequencing. No significant difference between genetic counselors and web-based platforms was detected. The authors concluded that a web-based approach might be an acceptable, cost-effective alternative to genetic counselors.

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