PHILADELPHIA (GenomeWeb News) – Taking a DNA test to learn about one’s ancestry is becoming more popular, and this branch of consumer genomics is beginning to blend with other direct-to-consumer genotyping services, leading to concerns that the implications of such testing have not been adequately addressed, according to the American Society of Human Genetics.
 

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