Only Goes So Far

In the UK's Prospect magazine, Mark Henderson discusses the fallibility of consumer genetic testing and says that "the worth of examining up to 1m of the 6bn DNA letters in a human genome is uncertain." Namely, he points out that the test results discuss the consumer's risk of disease, can be inconsistent between the various platforms, and can change with new knowledge. "Personal genomics will reveal much, but only so much," he says.

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