NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Online genetic tests for lung cancer risk variants are well accepted — and could potentially improve the uptake of smoking cessation aids among smokers, according to a pilot study appearing online last night in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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