EDITORIAL

Consuming personal genomics

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Science  19 Apr 2019:
Vol. 364, Issue 6437, pp. 213
DOI: 10.1126/science.aax6789

Summary

Personal genomics is enjoying increased visibility, yet much remains cloudy about its true potential. We see advertisements from direct-to-consumer companies and media coverage of scientific studies reporting new genomic associations with a range of traits. With this deluge of information, individuals need to become educated consumers to judge how valid these associations are, particularly if individuals are inclined to change their actions based on the results.

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