Newsweek's Mary Carmichael is polling her readers: should she "take an at-home gene test"? In the first post of her weeklong series, Carmichael ponders her own ambivalence to DTC genetic testing, and says that "there’s a DNA-collection kit on my desk now, taunting me — because although I bought the thing, I still can't decide whether I actually want to use it." Throughout the week, the author will post answers to her

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