HudsonAlpha and Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine presented at the ACMG meeting last week in Phoenix, AZ.

David Bick, MD, and Kelly East discussed clinical exome or genome scans for healthy adults, in addition to patients with rare genetic diseases.

Bick said he favors the term “elective genome” for genome tests of healthy individuals, but others objected to this term, arguing that it implies such a test would never have medical utility or be covered by health insurance. Bick countered, however, that in vitro fertilization also started as an elective procedure but is now often paid for by insurance.

Check out GenomeWeb’s wrap up of the conference.