[Science] Had a genetic test? You should be told if its implications change – AI

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[Science] Had a genetic test? You should be told if its implications change – AI


Genetic tests results could prompt you to have cancer screening, but if the interpretation changes there could be no needThomas Andreas/Alamy Stock Photo By Rachel Horton and Anneke LucassenImagine a doctor tells you that you have a version of a gene called BRCA1 that means you have a high chance of developing breast and ovarian cancer. You might make choices about screening or surgery. You might tell your family so they can get tested too. But now imagine that new evidence suggests that your risk of cancer is far lower than was thought when you had your …