NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Consumer genomics firm Navigenics has cut the price of its comprehensive genetic screening service by 60 percent, from $2,500 to $999, the firm announced on its blog, The Navigator.

A thousand dollars buys customers a year subscription to Navigenics' Health Compass testing services, which includes genetic risk data for 28 diseases and conditions; an hour-long session with a genetic counselor; and updates to risk scores as new gene associations and diseases are added to the service.

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