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The Washington Post tells the story of an Army medic and his father who took direct-to-consumer genetic test as a means of looking into the DTC industry. The Galls had their DNA looked at by both 23andMe and Decode and Timothy Gall, the medic, says that he found some of the results useful — such as a potential sensitivity to blood thinners — but others were baffling.

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