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Over the past week, two competing consumer genomics services offered by Decode Genetics and by privately held startup 23andMe were officially launched amid much hype and media attention, but questions remain about how the firms will make money off these services, if insurance companies will cover the services, and whether the US Food and Drug Administration will regulate them.

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