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Risks abound on self-diagnosing genetic tests

Consumers can now administer their own tests to diagnose risk for 10 diseases, but doctors warn that determining disease risk is much harder than with other tests.

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Consumers can now administer their own tests to diagnose risk for 10 diseases, but doctors warn that determining disease risk is much harder than with other tests, such as a pregnancy test. (The Dallas Morning News)

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