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Genetic screening: Do you really want to know what might eventually kill you?

| December 4, 2012

Americans spend more than $5 billion annually on genetic testing for everything from Alzheimer’s to breast cancer to Huntington’s disease, and the list is growing. What are the consequences for carrying a gene for an incurable disease? That knowledge, some scientists say, could ruin the life you have now.

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