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11:49 PM | February 12, 2013
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Our ability to test for the presence of genetic mutations has become extremely cost-efficient and private companies, such as 23andMe now offer genetic testing for consumers who want to find out about their predisposition for genetic diseases. The results of such tests are sent directly to the consumers, without the involvement of genetic counselors or other healthcare providers. This has lead to a growing concern about how people will respond to finding out that they are carriers of mutations […]

Francke, U., Dijamco, C., Kiefer, A., Eriksson, N., Moiseff, B., Tung, J. & Mountain, J. (2013). Dealing with the unexpected: consumer responses to direct-access BRCA mutation testing, PeerJ, 1 DOI:

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