In a Customer Subset, 23andMe Finds No Emotional Distress from Knowledge of BRCA Mutation Status | GenomeWeb

Originally published Feb. 19.

When a cohort of women and men who chose to purchase gene scans from consumer genetics firm 23andMe learned that they were positive for certain BRCA mutations that predispose them and potentially their family members to a heightened risk of breast and ovarian cancer, none described feeling overly anxious and a few even noted feeling "neutral," according to a recent study.

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