NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A significant majority of Americans are not familiar with personalized medicine, but when told how it could be used to tailor treatments or to assess their disease risk, they believe insurance companies should cover such technologies, according to the results of a survey published today.

When the concept and practice of personalized medicine was explained to those who had not heard about it before — and examples were provided of tests that are already in use — around 65 percent of respondents had a positive reaction to it.

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