6 in 10 Americans Interested in Genetic Testing, Survey Finds

March 11, 2015 4:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of Americans taking part in a new poll said they'd be interested in genetic testing to see if they or their children are at risk for serious illnesses.

A team at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital looked at data from a national online survey. The researchers found that 59 percent of respondents, including parents and adults without children, were interested in "whole genome sequencing," which maps a person's full complement ...

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