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DNA Test for Breast Cancer Risk Draws Criticism

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Science  17 Oct 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5900, pp. 357
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5900.357

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Last week, deCODE Genetics released the first-ever breast cancer risk test designed to cover common forms of the disease. Many oncologists and geneticists decried the $1625 test as premature because it includes just seven genetic variants out of the dozens or hundreds driving breast cancer that scientists expect to find soon.