By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – More than 80 percent of people who used direct-to-consumer genetic risk tests in a new study said that they want to know their risks even for non-preventable genetic diseases, yet half of the people in that study also said that they have concerns about such tests, according to the American College of Medical Genetics.

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