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ICARE Newsletter Fall 2021 

Direct-to-Consumer Tests: Not Reliable to Detect BRCA1/2 Mutations 

Researchers reported that single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) tests, which are used by DTC tests such as 23andMe, are not reliable in identifying the majority of BRCA1/2 mutations or other inherited cancer gene mutations. The SNP test used by many DTC ancestry and DNA companies is designed to detect common traits many people share. However, when …

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ICARE Social Media Post May 2021

Direct-to-Consumer Tests

For additional information, view the BMJ article available at: 👉 https://www.bmj.com/content/372/bmj.n214

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2019

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The following question was addressed by Gillian Hooker, PhD, ScM, LCGC, who is the president-elect for the National Society of Genetic Counselors, Adjunct Associate Professor in the Division of Genetic Medicine at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the Vice President of Clinical Development for Concert Genetics in Nashville, TN. Q. Why was the BRCA1/2 …

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