A feature story in Discover magazine rounds up the progress that personal genomics companies have made in 2007, as well as what consumers should expect from them. Though some tests can make relatively concrete predictions (like Agendia's FDA-approved MammaPrint), SNP screening can only offer the probability of developing a certain disease.

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