Health Rewind: Why Don’t Blacks Want Genetic Testing for Alcoholism?

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Blacks Worry About Privacy With Genetic Testing for Alcoholism

While 85 percent of Blacks are interested in genetic testing to predict their risk for alcoholism, many won't get tested, says a recent study. Researchers found that a genetic test can help identify which African-Americans are at higher risk for alcohol dependency, but that we have concerns with privacy and testing methods, says Health Canal—Kellee Terrell

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