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It's not the usual welcome-to-college package students receive: the incoming freshman class at the University of California, Berkeley, is being given opportunity to take a genetic test, reports the New York Times. The program, which is voluntary and confidential, will test the students' alcohol, lactose, and folate-metabolizing genes and let them know their barcoded results through a website.

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