Is genetic testing worth the money?

| | June 18, 2013
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Ten years ago, you could take a test to find genetic links for about 900 diseases—today, that number is more than 2,500. And what was once considered an expensive procedure that could only be administered in a medical setting can now cost as little as $100 for a DNA test you can take at home.

But while it’s true that genetic testing can provide important information for diagnosing, treating and, in Angelina Jolie’s case, even preventing diseases, it’s not always clear which tests are really worth getting.

Read the full story here: Is Genetic Testing Worth the Money?

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