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AMP commends SACGHS whole genome sequencing focus, raises ethical questions and forms working group
Date:6/16/2010

With the proliferation of whole genome sequencing, AMP anticipates communication gaps among laboratories, physicians, and the patients. Dr. Mann explained, "Communication and education will have to be a top-down process starting with the molecular pathologists. They will be responsible for educating the healthcare providers who will, in-turn, inform and educate the patients."

To address these many issues among its membership, AMP announced today the creation of a Working Group on Whole Genome Analysis. The Working Group will meet regularly and develop position statements and practice guidelines for AMP members and the other health professionals using whole genome sequencing within their laboratories.


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Contact: Mary Steele Williams
mwilliams@amp.org
301-634-7921
Association for Molecular Pathology
Source:Eurekalert

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