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"Results May Vary" With At-Home Gene Tests, Emory University Study



7/19/2013 6:03:53 AM

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Researchers find direct-to-consumer DNA test kits vary greatly in predicting disease risks, including type 2 diabetes and celiac disease. As reported in Genetics in Medicine, the researchers investigated DNA test results from three “direct- to-consumer” genome testing companies (23andMe, deCODEme, and Navigenics) to assess and compare their predictive abilities. Results show that predicted risks differed among the companies and were contradictory for certain traits in certain individuals.

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