Genetic Services: Access


Access to genetic services depends on the effective integration of specialist genetic centers with medical and other relevant specialties.

Keywords: access; genetic services; genetic care; education; Europe


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Further Reading

Ansell SM, Ackerman MJ, Black JL, Roberts LR and Tefferi A (2003) Primer on medical genomics. Part VI: Genomics and molecular genetics in clinical practice. Mayo Clinical Proceedings, 78(3): 307–317.

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Web Links

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Harris, Rodney(Sep 2006) Genetic Services: Access. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005871]