Jessica Cussins, B.A., is a Project Associate at the Center for Genetics and Society, a nonprofit information and public affairs organization working to encourage responsible uses and effective societal governance of human genetic and reproductive technologies. She graduated with Highest Distinction from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a regular blogger at The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and Biopolitical Times.
Genetic testing is appropriate in certain situations, but for healthy people as a way to predict disease, it is imprecise and comes with a number of risks.
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Direct-to-consumer genetic testing services are making comeback, but there have been concerns about their appropriateness.