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The genotyping test offered by 23andMe can reveal genetic quirks ranging from earwax type to Alzheimer's disease risk, notes Elizabeth Murphy at Fast Company. Murphy writes under a pseudonym as she recounts getting herself and her daughter tested by 23andMe.

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