The psychological perils of genetic testing

The following is an excerpt.

From cancer to Alzheimer’s to diabetes, advances in genetic science mean that many of us are soon going to know—or at least have the option to know—more about our risks for a wide range of illnesses than we’d ever thought possible.

On the surface, that sounds like a good thing, and it is in many respects. But while knowledge may be power, genetic testing also brings with it tremendous practical and psychological fallout—fallout that American medicine may not yet be ready to handle.

Read the full story here: The Morality Test

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/06/05/why-your-doctor-is-afraid-of-your-dna.html

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