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Genetic tests at Walgreens

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Want to know your risk for disease?

Your genetic code could have the answer.

Starting Friday, you'll be able to buy a kit to check your genetics at Walgreens stores all over.

All you do is send a sample of your saliva to a company, then depending on how much you spend you can find out some of your genetic risks for a long series of diseases.

Scientists know genes have little effect on most diseases, so the company says the results won't change people's lives.

But others disagree.

Right now, the FDA is not regulating genetic testing, but with it moving into drug stores that may soon change.

 

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