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DNA Testing in the Privacy of Your Own Home

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DNA Testing in the Privacy of Your Own Home

DNA Testing in the Privacy of Your Own Home

DNA Testing in the Privacy of Your Own Home

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Now that you're used to seeing prescription drugs hawked liked cars and clothes, along comes a pitch for do-it-yourself genetic testing. Cutting out the middle-man — the doctor — DNA Direct is among the genetic testing companies that offers a home kit — you can find out if you've got a predisposition to blood clotting or cystic fibrosis or a higher risk of breast or liver cancer. If you are — the real test is: what to do?