Tuesday, May 11, 2010

24 Hour Genetic Testing at Your Local Walgreens

Summer Johnson, PhD
May 11, 2010

Courtesy of Pathway Genomics and Walgreens Pharmacy in 7500 pharmacies around the nation, you too can send your spit off for genetic analysis and find out your genetic predisposition for a wide range of conditions including breast cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease, says ABC News.

Of course, over-the-counter genetic tests have been debated to death and the ethical issues are obvious, but what I'd love to see at my Walgreens pharmacy is someone going up to the pharmacy counter and speaking to the pharmacist about whether to take such a test.

For more from bioethics.net click here.

Link: Company plans to sell genetic testing kit at drugstores, Washington Post, May 11, 2010



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