Problems of unknown significance: Counseling in the era of NGS
Umut Fahrioğlu
*Corresponding Author: 1Near East University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biology, Nicosia, Cyprus Address: Near East University Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Biology Near East Boulevard, Nicosia, Cyprus Tel: +90 392 675 1000 Ext 3019 Fax: +90 392 675 1090 E-mail: umutfahrioglu@gmail.com or umut.fahrioglu@neu.edu.tr
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Abstract

Next generation sequencing (NGS) has changed the way we approach the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of genetic disorders. It gave us base-pair precision, multi-gene approach that can be executed in a time and cost-effective manner. Despite some minor technical issues in NGS, it comes with great advantages. However, the clinical and especially the genetic counseling profession will need to rise to the challenge to face some of the new issues, dilemmas and problems this new technology is bringing to the table. Some of the counseling guidelines predate the NGS era and will urgently need to be brought up to par with the technology.



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