Consumer DNA testing kits: The new front line of genetics

| | January 9, 2013
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For the price of a night out, individuals can learn key elements of their genetic composition, hence take life-saving treatment, or protect their children from health risks than run in their family.

But critics — and that includes many doctors, bio-ethicists and geneticists – are just as alarmed that people will be overloaded with information that is difficult for them to interpret, raise unnecessary health fears or false reassurances, lead to unneeded procedures for diseases that might never develop or impose the stress of fears over conditions that cannot, for now at least, be cured.

View the original article here: DNA testing kit for diseases: the new front line of genetics

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