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A startup company is using genetic analysis to match customers with wines they'll like, Stat News reports.

For $65 a bottle, the company, called Vinome, will analyze 10 genetic variants in saliva samples it collects from customers to pair them with wine. However, Stat News notes that there's little science to back up what the company is offering.

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