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2009-07-15 13:40:00

Genetic testing is being brought to the masses by a young U.S. start-up business full of medical research veterans, with an affordable, comprehensive DNA service for the public. Pathway Genomics entered a growing direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing market with its own laboratory just south of San Diego, California. The laboratory has certification from state and federal agencies. Genomics promises to bring the most extensive DNA analysis for just $250. "Our goal is to keep a low cost...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.