Poll of older adults shows high interest in genetic testing, with a dose of skepticism

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Wed, October 03, 2018

Only a small percentage of people in their 50s and early 60s have had their DNA tested – either for medical reasons, to learn their ancestry or out of curiosity – but far more have an interest in getting such tests done, according to a new National Poll on Healthy Aging. Scott Roberts, PhD also discusses the risks of direct-to-consumer testing such as learning out about risks for serious disease and the risk of false positives.