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"We Think That's Poppycock"

Linda Avey from 23andMe appeared on CNBC's Healthy Horizons to discuss her company. The host asks Avey what she would say to critics who say the diseases arise from complex interactions of genes and environment and that what 23andMe provides is a small amount of information that could be misinterpreted. Avey replies: "We think that's poppycock. We think we should really be able to engage people directly."

H/T: The Genetic Genealogist

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