What to consider before undergoing a DNA test

As the price of sequencing a person’s entire DNA has tumbled from $1 billion a decade ago to a few thousand dollars today, many adults — and their physicians — are turning to genetic tests to better understand and manage their health.

The process, though, can be problematic. Some people who test, like the actress Angelina Jolie, learn information that can have dramatic consequences for their health and insurability — and that of their relatives.

To better understand some of the issues people should consider before undergoing genetic tests, we spoke with Robert Klitzman, director of Columbia University’s master’s of bioethics program and the author of “Am I My Genes? Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing.”

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