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Walgreen's is ready to plunge headlong into the brave new world of personal genomics retailing, becoming the first retailer to stock store shelves with genetic-testing kits that can test for a person's likelihood of developing a range of genetic ailments, from Alzheimers to breast cancer to obesity. The FDA, however, isn't so thrilled.
The tests, which retail for $20 to $30, allow customers to collect their own saliva sample in a vial and send it to the test's maker, Pathway Genomics of San Diego. For an additional cost -- ranging from $79 for drug-response results to $249 for a suite o