Concluding Remarks

Bayesian analysis plays a central role in genetic risk assessment, and those who offer genetic testing should be proficient. Genetic risk should be assessed as accurately as possible, using all available information at a particular point in time, from the pedigree, from laboratory testing, or from both. Although the technologies for genetic testing will continue to change, Bayesian analysis and genetic risk assessment will remain fundamental aspects of genetic testing and genetic counseling.


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