Company plans to sell genetic testing kit at drugstores

Washington Post, May 11, 2010

Beginning Friday, shoppers at more than 6,000 drugstores across the nation will be able to pick up a test to scan their genes for a propensity for Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, diabetes, and other ailments. The move is being welcomed by those who hope that deciphering the genetic code will launch a new era in biomedical science. But it's being feared by those who worry it will open a Pandora's box of confusion, privacy violations, genetic discrimination, and other issues, the Washington Post reports.


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