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In this story, the Wall Street Journal poses (and attempts to answer) this question: Which genetic tests are worth taking? The article notes that while "critics argue that many tests can't accurately identify which people are at risk for various illnesses," proponents say that well-established tests allow patients to take action for particular susceptibilities.

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