Despite warnings from health regulators, prominent researchers, and industry observers that genetic tests are not ready to be marketed directly to consumers, the American public feels it is ready to embrace genetic testing, a recent survey by Cogent Research has found.
 
According to the findings, 91 percent of 1,000 individuals surveyed said they would have a genetic test for at least one disease condition, and “most say they would do so regardless of their doctor's opinion or input.”
 

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