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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Just learning their genetic risk for disease could alter people's physiological states, according to a new study.

Psychological research has found that people's mindsets can influence their health. The placebo effect, for instance, suggests that if people think something is helpful, then their response to it could meet that expectation. Learning genetic information, Stanford University researchers said, could then influence people's mindsets and even their physiology or subjective experiences.

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