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1 Introduction
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... The hope is that using genomic information in clinical care will lead to reduced health care costs and improved health outcomes as therapies are tailored to the genetic susceptibilities of patients. A variety of genetically based health care innovations have already reached the marketplace, but information about the clinical use of these treatments and diagnostics is limited.
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... Chapter 2 provides an overview describing how the evidence needed for decision making may vary according to the particular application of the genome-based intervention. Chapters 3 through 5 summarize the three panel sessions: creating evidence systems; current practices in moving from evidence to decision; and gaps in the system for evaluation of genomebased health care.

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