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Personalized genetic tests may be flawed and have few health benefits, reports Ian Sample at the Guardian. Researchers from Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, simulated genetic data from 100,000 people and then used 23andMe and DecodeMe's formulas to predict the risk of eight health conditions for that simulated population.

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