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Here's an article from the New York Times based on the premise that people are avoiding genetic testing because of fears of discrimination. "The first, much-anticipated benefits of personalized medicine are being lost or diluted for many Americans who are too afraid that genetic information may be used against them to take advantage of its growing availability," the story says.

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