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Use of Human Research Genetic Testing

All research involving Human Research Genetic Testing must comply with NPR 7100.1A and NPD 7170.1.

Human Genetic Testing is defined as:
An analysis of human Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), Ribonucleic acid (RNA), chromosomes, proteins, or metabolites, that detects genotypes, mutations, or chromosomal and biochemical changes. These tests can include the following:

a. Molecular genetic tests that study single genes or short lengths of DNA or RNA to identify variations or mutations,

b. Chromosomal genetic tests that analyze the entire genome or whole chromosomes or long lengths of DNA or RNA,

c. Biochemical genetic tests that study the amount or activity of proteins or metabolites and wherein any noted changes can indicate changes in (or characteristics of) DNA or RNA, and

d. Microbiome testing from human subjects (gut, skin, etc.).


NPR 7100.1A NPD 7170.1