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Genetic disease disclosure guidance

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Revised guidance has been published to help healthcare professionals involved in genetic testing decide how and when to disclose genetic disease risks to potentially affected family members.

The guidance, published by the Joint Committee on Medical Genetics, follows several instances of families developing diseases such as cancer that could have been detected earlier had they been told about the risk.

The guidelines were presented at The British Society for Human Genetics, which is a part of the (JCMG), annual conference last week.

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