Many people share the results of their direct-to-consumer personal genomic testing (DTC-PGT) within the primary care setting, seeking interpretation of and counsel about the results. However, most primary care physicians (PCPs) are not trained to interpret and communicate about DTC-PGT results. New guidelines must be developed to help PCPs maximize the potential of emerging DTC-PGT technologies.
Keywords: direct-to-consumer; medical education; patient-physician relationship; personal genome testing; primary care.
©Madeleine Myers, Cinnamon Bloss. Originally published in JMIR Medical Education (http://mededu.jmir.org), 08.12.2020.