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Tags: genetic testing


Multigene test may find risk for common diseases, but there’s no evidence it will make anyone healthier


Genetic testing to guide antidepressant choices: Big news coverage, but limited evidence


Gene test for depression treatment: Realistic patient story helps keep WSJ article grounded

2 4/4/2018

Prostate cancer gene test: WSJ skirts around lack of long-term data


NBC News says gene test ‘may help treat depression,’ but doesn’t back up claim


STAT puts $950 DNA-based fertility test under the microscope

3 10/6/2015

Deep dive into the ethics and evidence underlying genetic testing in depression treatment


A test that identifies women with breast cancer who can “skip chemo”? AP thoroughly analyzes the claim


Strong report on study of broader multigene breast cancer testing

8 4/24/2015

Potential harms missing in coverage of Color Genomics cancer test