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NEW YORK – The University of Vermont Health Network has launched a pilot program to offer DNA testing as part of routine medical care to detect patients' risks for diseases such as cancer and heart disease. 

The health system said Wednesday that the 12-month pilot began Nov. 1 at UVM's primary care sites. UVM Health Network is looking to screen about 1,000 adult patients who participate in the OneCare Vermont accountable care organization.

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