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At Omics! Omics! Keith Robison wonders if it will be possible to use flexible medical spending accounts to pay for DNA testing. Since this benefit, provided by his employer, allows him to set aside a certain amount of pre-tax dollars from each paycheck to later be used to pay for medical expenses, he questions whether personal genomics companies have put any thought into it.

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