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Tell me about genomic testing. Should I do it?

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In brief: Depends

Your genes are one of the factors than can influence your health and disease.
The usefulness of gene testing is still evolving. Your family history can help guide you as to how useful it may be for you. The most useful areas today are testing for recessive genes, risk analysis for certain diseases like cancer, and pharmacogenomics. Results can be confusing so counseling is important.

In brief: Depends

Your genes are one of the factors than can influence your health and disease.
The usefulness of gene testing is still evolving. Your family history can help guide you as to how useful it may be for you. The most useful areas today are testing for recessive genes, risk analysis for certain diseases like cancer, and pharmacogenomics. Results can be confusing so counseling is important.
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