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Children play tetherball in Los Angeles. According to the journal Pediatrics, a study found that many parents would consider genetic tests for their kids to determine their risk for common conditions such as heart disease.  Knowing a child is at risk of disease could let parents intervene early. It could also cause unexpected distress, the study warned.
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( Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times )

Children play tetherball in Los Angeles. According to the journal Pediatrics, a study found that many parents would consider genetic tests for their kids to determine their risk for common conditions such as heart disease. Knowing a child is at risk of disease could let parents intervene early. It could also cause unexpected distress, the study warned.

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