Over-the-Counter Genetic Tests Raise Concerns

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The over-the-counter test marks the first foray of personalized genomic medicine into the corner drugstore.

Starting Friday, shoppers in search of toothpaste, deodorant and laxatives at more than 6,000 drugstores across the nation will be able to pick up something new: a test to scan their genes for a propensity for Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, diabetes and other ailments.