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    Cassandra Waites

    but I think there are instances where knowing the race can determine which of several alternative tests or treatments to try. Of course the real question is "what version of this particular gene do you carry" but that is not easily answerable and the distribution of different versions of genes differ in different races...on average.

    Not sure how widespread the use of these differences are in medical practice and without quick genetic testing it is always just a numbers game. But it MAY be why they ask the questions the way they do.

    Though I kind of doubt it.

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    by mole333 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 01:02:26 PM PST

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