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Personalized genetic testing not ready says medical group

| | May 24, 2012

Getting personalized genetic tests that can pinpoint your risk of developing a number of diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s or heart disease are not yet “ready for prime time” according to a new recommendation Tuesday from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. ACOG says while these tests could be important tools down the road, right now, they should only be used in a clinical trial setting, where experts can put the information into a proper context.

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