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Does genetic testing pose psychosocial risks?

20:00 EDT 7 Jul 2019 | AAAS

(The Hastings Center) For the last quarter century, researchers have been asking whether genetic information might have negative psychosocial effects. Anxiety, depression, disrupted relationships, and heightened stigmatization have all been posited as possible outcomes--but not consistently found. What accounts for the discrepancy? A new special report published by The Hastings Center explores this question.

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