Free Genetic Testing.

I sent away for my free genetic testing kit today which I imagine will consist of a cotton swab and some sort of sterile container.  FlexScan Inc. is offering free genetic testing which has previously cost $1000.

flickr: Joshuavj

I signed up for the service at wellness360, which is a health and wellness program similar to one I have at work.    So far I took a 45 question health assessment and sent away for my kit.  Somehow I also earned points worth 85 cents.

The site has the eeriness of a cult like futuristic fear of technology movie, but how could I resist free genetic testing.  Testing that could offer insights into any predispositions to illnesses or disease I have along with ancestral information.  In what I imagine tobe 4-6 weeks I will keep you posted.

Related Links:

fxsc

Wellness 360

Understanding Gene Testing

Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing

Personal Genomes, Who Should Have Access?

Genetics and Health

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