New 23andMe survey reveals nine out of ten physicians in the U.S. believe genetics play an important part of a patient’s complete health picture

23andMe, Inc.

23andMe, Inc.

66 percent of doctors say genetic testing could lead to better outcomes because patients are more proactive about their health after learning about their DNA health profile

34 percent of doctors said they had personally taken a direct-to-consumer genetic health test

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 23andMe Holding Co. (Nasdaq: ME) (23andMe) today announced that a new survey, which found that primary care physicians are more and more comfortable discussing genetic testing with their patients than they were two years ago, and that more than two-thirds of those physicians who’ve taken a test themselves would recommend testing for health purposes if a patient inquired.

The survey, conducted by Medscape — a leading source of clinical news, health information, and point-of-care tools for healthcare professionals — is the third in a series of surveys done in collaboration with 23andMe since 2018, which look at physicians’ attitudes

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