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This article has been updated to clarify the details of a study on confirmatory testing by Ambry Genetics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Recognizing the growing popularity of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing services like 23andMe, clinical labs are being asked to verify results that indicate individuals have an increased risk for diseases like cancer, and some commercial insurers are even paying for this confirmatory testing.

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