Genetic testing results have led to the break up of thousands of couples in Saudi Arabia, the BBC reports.

After taking pre-marriage health tests, some 165,000 couples have called off their wedding plans after results indicated "genetic incompatibilities." This, the Saudi Gazette says, is about 60 percent of the participants in the program.

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