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Nutrigenomics faces scrutiny from feds

Quantified diagnostics thrill consumers. FDA, not so much.

When personal gene tests first started rolling out to the general public, the cost was in the thousands. Early adopters helped bring the price down to the hundreds, then a cool C-note. The promise of learning your personal genetic history was fascinating. Even more tantalizing was using the genetic information as a diagnostic tool to help you plan for—and even prevent—a disease, a kind of road map for hazards ahead.

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