San Diego Company To Sell Genetic Tests in Drug Stores
San Diego-based Pathway Genomics has announced plans to sell its genetic testing kits in roughly 6,000 Walgreens stores nationwide beginning this week. The tests analyze individuals' DNA variations to predict their risk for diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer and other conditions. Some medical experts have expressed concern about the accuracy of the testing kits and the need for physician interpretation of results.
- "Company Plans To Sell Genetic Testing Kit at Drug Stores" (Stein, Washington Post, 5/11).
- "Genetic Tests on Shelves" (DarcÃ©, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5/11).
- "Start-Up May Sell Genetic Tests in Stores" (Pollack, New York Times, 5/10).