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Articles related to genetic testing

Cover Story: Genomic Testing as a Lifetime Health Resource?
If lives could be saved by being “forewarned” by a genomic test, should we perform genomic testing of all babies at birth?
Feature: Will Genomics Motivate Healthy Behaviours?
Will communicating the genetic risks of disease necessarily motivate people to make healthier behaviour choices?
Feature: Indigenous Genomics
Mistrust is a significant but not insurmountable barrier to the acceptance of genomics by Indigenous people.
Feature: Personal Genomics: What Do Consumers Want?
Are Australian consumers excited or cynical about the promises of personal genome tests, and are they adequately prepared for the information they’ll receive?
Browse: Evidence Is Weak for Genetic Testing of Sporting Talent
Feature: The Changing Role of IP in Genomics
Recent court decisions have overturned previous rulings about genetic patents, but other intellectual property regimes are already taking their place.
The Bitter Pill: Is Chemmart’s myDNA Test Right for You?
The promises of genetic tests and treatments may be outstripping the science.
Quandary: Genetic Ancestry
The thriving business of DNA ancestry testing is hawking dreams, not science.
Quandary: Royal Paternity Tested in the Modern Age
A royal paternity test in Belgium has far-reaching implications for fertility clinics.
Up Close: Inherited risk: The benefit and burden of genetic testing for heritable diseases
Clinical and research geneticist Prof Ingrid Winship discusses the use of genetic testing to improve the lives of people with inherited diseases and their families, as well as the pitfalls of direct-to-consumer genetic testing.
Feature: Indigenous Genomics
Mistrust is a significant but not insurmountable barrier to the acceptance of genomics by Indigenous people.