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Personalized Medicine: The "Perfect Storm" for Improving Genetic Test Quality

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Publication Date: February 2006

Publisher(s): F-D-C Reports, Inc.

Author(s): Gail Javitt; Kathy Hudson

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts

Topic: Health (Licensing and regulation)
Health (Medical research and technology)

Keywords: Personalized medicine; Genetic testing

Type: Other

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Now, when personalized medicine is in its infancy, is the time to make sure that it will be raised in a system that ensures that the tests used to guide therapeutic decisions are reliable and relevant and are performed by laboratories whose proficiency has been rigorously and meaningfully assessed.