Because Looking in the Mirror is Too Easy | GenomeWeb

With $149 and a quick cheek swab, HairDX says they can tell men whether or not they will develop male-pattern baldness -- since "looking at your father's or grandfather's head has been an inaccurate, nonscientific barometer," says Peter Novak, who is on the company's scientific advisory board.

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