medical education and training—in medical school, in postgraduate (residency and fellowship) training, in continuing medical education, and/or at the point of care?

  • In light of the general public’s lack of information in the areas of health literacy and genetics and in particular of the role, risks, and benefits of genetic testing in health care, what are the most effective ways to educate the public in these areas? Would multiple education strategies best serve the public interest?

  • How does framing affect the public’s perception of the risks/benefits of genetic testing?

  • What are the roles and appropriate levels of genetic counseling under various circumstances of genetic testing?

  • How will DTC genetic testing, pre-test and post-test counseling, and follow-up care be paid for?



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