The ConversationEven though genetic information is available, doctors may be ignoring important clinical clues

Jun 19, 2017 - Health

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Even though genetic information is available, doctors may be ignoring important clinical clues

With the availability of home genetic testing kits from companies such as “23andMe” and “Ancestry DNA,” more people will be getting information about their genetic lineage and what races and ethnicities of the world are included in their DNA. Geneticists, meanwhile, are also getting more tailored information about disease risk and prevalence as genetic testing in medical research centers continues. Physicians accept that cystic fibrosis, for example, is much more common in...

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