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As little as a decade ago, the concept of having your DNA (your genome) sequenced as a matter of routine probably seemed far-fetched. Yet, fast-forward a few years and extraordinary advances in DNA sequencing technology, increased speed and precision, and a significant reduction in cost have opened the floodgates for direct-to-consumer personal DNA testing from the comfort of the home. Gaining insight into one’s DNA code could satisfy curiosity as to ancestral origins, provide a general overview of genetic traits, resolve paternity or reduce concern over a life-time risk of certain diseases.
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