By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic tests sold directly to consumers that provide predictions on disease risk have made some personalized medicine watchers wary that these tests could cause unnecessary psychological stress and worry among customers about their risk of disease, but a new study from Mayo Clinic suggests that those worries may be minimal.

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