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Understanding Genetics: A Guide for Patients on Whole Genome and Whole Exome Sequencing

Whole Genome Sequencing and Whole Exome Sequencing are two options for genetic testing that can provide patients and their families with answers regarding the causes of suspected genetic or inherited diseases. This Genetics Fact Sheet by NYS Dept. of Health and New York - Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Genetic and Newborn Screening Services (NYMAC) also explores the idea of unwanted secondary results and provides questions to consider before submitting to this type of extensive testing. Both of these points should be discussed with your physician.

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