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The researchers said such a screening approach could capture younger individuals who don't regularly visit medical professionals.
The study aims to enroll 10,000 Floridians to have their exomes screened for variants indicative of familial hypercholesterolemia risk.
As of January the project had returned 290 positive results for CDC Tier 1 conditions from 23,500 participants who had undergone exome sequencing.
The study aims to understand the willingness of individuals with a clinical diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia and their family members to undergo confirmatory genetic testing.
The latest offering puts the genetic testing company on the path toward becoming what it calls a preventive health service company.