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AMP comments at FDA meeting on next-generation sequencing
Date:6/23/2011

ble technological approach," added Dr. Lyon, "and any FDA policy to review analytical validity should include a role for the molecular pathology professionals performing the test."

AMP calls on the FDA to partner with professional associations to benefit from their wealth of experience and expertise on next generation sequencing (NGS) and its clinical applications. "We have an important reservoir of experience and expertise within our organization," explained Dr. Lyon, "and we encourage the FDA to allow us to collaborate to ensure that this technology is safely, effectively, and appropriately used for the benefit of our patients." AMP is also currently working on professional practice guidelines to address the many ethical, social and legal implications for the clinical use of NGS, which will be beneficial for the entire medical community including the FDA.


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Contact: Mary Williams
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Association for Molecular Pathology
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