Lay perceptions of predictive testing for diabetes based on DNA test results versus family history assessment: a focus group study

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p535
Academic Journal
The article presents a study assessing lay perceptions of issues related to predictive genetic testing for diabetes based on DNA test results versus family history assessment. Type 2 diabetes was used as an example in this study. It has been suggested in the study that majority of participants believe a predictive genetic test could be used in the prevention of multifactorial disorders, such as diabetes.


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