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At-home genomics testing

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here is a link to the testing article:

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-05/walgreens-plans-retail-personal-genomics-tests-if-fda-allows-it

now people will have  the option of testing themselves in their own homes and sending it to a lab to get results. the results can cost anywhere from $79 to over $200 depending on what you want results for. i think this is good for people who want to know what they are subject to getting because it can tell if you might get Alzheimer and breast cancer and much much more. i also think this will cause people who are worry freaks about their health to go crazy and spend a lot of money getting all the tests done. people will be getting them done multiple times because they are scared that they might get something. i have mixed feelings about how this one is going to turn out.

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Written by jamesfitzpatrick1

May 21, 2010 at 5:26 pm

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