At MIT's Tech Review, Emily Singer discusses new genetic tests launched by Decode this week. One looks for variations linked to various cardiovascular diseases and the other for variations associated with cancer risk and they are priced at $195 and $225. However, the clinical utility of tests that include multiple genetic risk factors hasn't yet been worked out. "We don't yet know how to combine such data in an accurate way," UNC-Chapel Hill's James Evans says.

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