Interest in Genetic Testing Brings Precision Medicine Challenges

HealthIT Analytics – Close to two-thirds of consumers would like to take part in genetic testing to better understand their health risks, according to a new survey from Wamberg Genomic Advisors, which could be both a boon and a bother for big data analytics and precision medicine programs.

While a massive influx of genetic data could help precision medicine analysts identify population patterns, create new risk analytics, and develop innovative therapies for rare conditions, front-line providers may still feel unprepared to address genetic issues and answer a slew of time-consuming questions from individuals who may feel overly anxious about their test results.

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