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New York Times Profiles Scripps Study on Personal Genetic Tests

New York Times science writer John Tierney explores a recent Scripps Health study that assesses how personal genetic tests affect consumers. Published Jan. 12, 2011 on the New England Journal of Medicine’s website, the Scripps study showed no evidence that the tests caused anxiety or distress among more than 2,000 participants. The study also revealed that among participants whose scans showed a high risk for developing a disease, a significant proportion expressed strong interest to undergo the corresponding health screening test.


Read the full article for more: Heavy Doses of DNA Data, With Few Side Effects


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