(US-VT) University of Vermont Health Network Launches DNA Risk Screening Pilot Program #DNA

Jan Meisels Allen

The University of Vermont Health Network launched a pilot program to offer DNA testing as part of routine medical care to detect patient risk for specific diseases. This is a 12-month pilot program which started November 1st at U of Vermont primary care sites. About 1,000 patients will be screened. The company Invitae will provide the testings, assessing 147 genes for certain disease risks, including carrier status for other conditions.  University of Vermont said, "Integrating genetic risks into clinical care will help patients and providers in their decision-making."


The University of Vermont is also partnering with  LunaPBC a genomic data-sharing platform.  Patients who opt for genomic testing will have the choice to share their results with researchers through LunaDNA.  

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Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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