No Change

A study conducted by Scripps researchers and published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that direct-to-consumer genetic testing "did not result in any measurable short-term changes in psychological health, diet or exercise behavior, or use of screening tests." The researchers surveyed about 2,000 people five months after they received results from

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