Over at her blog The Stuff of Life, Elaine Westwick delves into "Children and genomics: the underworld of DNA talent testing," and says that genetic testing companies' marketing tactics "are getting slicker." For example, she points to a firm that offers and "Inborn Talent Genetic Test," which scans for 40 genes including the "propensity for teenage romance gene," the "explosive power gene," the "

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