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Fordele og ulemper ved forbrugergenetik

Det er i dag muligt at købe genetiske test via internettet, men kvaliteten af disse test og rådgivning af patienterne er ikke optimal.
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Camilla Worm Christiansen & Anne-Marie Axø Gerdes Klinisk Genetisk Klinik, Rigshospitalet Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V12160896
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Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V12160896
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Advantages and disadvantages of direct-to-consumer genetic tests
Direct-to-consumer genetic tests are sold over the internet to consumers all over the world – including Denmark. No regulation of these tests has been introduced neither in Denmark nor in Europe, even though they have been on the market since 2007. Such tests have several advantages, but indeed also a long list of potential disadvantages, which are most often ignored, and among these is insufficient training of general practitioners in performing the necessary counselling but also the risk of increased expenses to unnecessary follow-up consultations.
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