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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
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.