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Should you get a home genetic test?

Direct-to-consumer tests may help predict risks to your future health. But are they worth the cost and trouble? Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic test kits are a popular way to identify a personís ancestral history, but the technology may also reveal whether someone is at risk for specific diseases and conditions, like Alzheimerís disease, heart disease, and even cancer. …

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