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Evaluation of some direct-to-consumer genetic testing reveals inaccuracies and misinterpretations

https://www.facingourrisk.org/XRAY/inaccurate-dtc-results
Full article: https://www.nature.com/articles/gim201838

A clinical genetic testing laboratory examined results from direct-to-consumer genetic testing ordered directly by patients. They found many instances of false positives—reported mutations that were not actually present—and in some cases, reports of variants that "increased risk," but were actually benign. This study emphasized the importance of involving genetics experts in the interpretation of genetic test results. (6/28/18)

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