By a GenomeWeb Staff Reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Lumigenix has launched what it said is the first personal genomics testing service provided directly to consumers in Australia.

The private California firm, which is owned by an Australian parent, has launched a saliva sample testing kit that provides information about predisposition to common diseases, traits such as caffeine metabolism and taste perception, and ancestry information based on haplogroups.

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