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The Top 3 Benefits of Genetic Testing

Are you at-risk for Alzheimer's? Are you predisposed to Parkinson's? Do you have an increased chance of cancer? A new breakthrough in science lets you stop guessing and start knowing.<p>The science of genetics exploded in the last decade as researchers completed the Human Genome Project, which mapped …

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The Emotional Costs of Genetic Testing

Feeling stressed or overwhelmed at the thought of prenatal genetic testing? You're not alone.<p>The risks of most genetic testing are more emotional than physical, says Ellen Simpson, Ph.D., a genetics counselor in the prenatal diagnostic center at the University of California, San Francisco Medical …

New Post-Birth Test Reveals Baby’s Genetic Blueprint And Health Risks: Would You Want To Know?

Amelia Sloan — a healthy baby girl — is one of the first to take part in a large-scale research project taking place outside Washington, DC to <b>decode</b> …

It’s Really Easy to Get Your Genetic Results. But Good Luck Making Sense of Them.

A ge­net­ic test a few years ago told Cath­er­ine Afar­i­an and her hus­band that their fu­ture child would have a 50 per­cent chance of …

23andMe: Personal Genetic Tests Provide 'Incomplete View' Of Disease Risk, Experts Say

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 11/26/2013 03:17 PM EST on LiveScience<p>A major shortcoming of the genetic tests offered by the Google-backed company 23andMe is not necessarily their accuracy, but rather the limited information they use to evaluate a person's lifetime risk of complex …