Inconclusive results in genetic testing: explaining uncertainty

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  • Maria Abreu Medical Genetics Unit, Centro de Genética Médica Doutor Jacinto Magalhães, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António
  • Cláudia Falcão Reis Medical Genetics Unit, Centro de Genética Médica Doutor Jacinto Magalhães, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9291-5731
  • Sílvia Álvares Editor-in-chief of Nascer e Crescer – Birth and Growth Medical Journal, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António; Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Centro Materno-Infantil do Norte, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António; Unit for Multidisciplinary Research in Biomedicine, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto

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https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v32.i2.32823

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2023-09-14

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Abreu M, Falcão Reis C, Álvares S. Inconclusive results in genetic testing: explaining uncertainty. REVNEC [Internet]. 2023Sep.14 [cited 2024Feb.23];32(2):69-71. Available from: https://revistas.rcaap.pt/nascercrescer/article/view/32823

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