NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The University of California San Francisco has been running a Preventive Genomics Clinic as a resource for patients who have questions about their health risks and want to pursue genetic screening or have already ordered testing online.

Bryce Mendelsohn, a UCSF clinical geneticist, saw the need to support patients coming into UCSF with questions about their health risks and asking about genetic testing. Many of these patients were educated, curious, and tech savvy, and had already sought out genetic tests online from consumer genomics firms, such as 23andMe.

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