Over at HealthNex, a blog associated with IBM, guest contributor Hsien-Hsien Lei offers up a fun top 10 list of the ways DNA technology will change your life. #10: DNA makes you hip. "Pop culture references to DNA are rife. If you want to be 'in,' learn how to mention DNA in casual conversation," Lei writes.

 

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