This is sooo the do-it-yourself era, no? Everything from sports cars to portable green houses now come in easy step-by-step DIY kits. So why not a kit for decoding your DNA?
Well, it's here. Cellf do-it-yourself genetic test kits are the first over-the-counter products for investigating your own health conditions. They use DNA analysis to recommend diet and lifestyle changes.
The products are "comprehensive all-in-one kits" that test for specific conditions, including bone health, heart health, detoxification, inflammation, and insulin resistance -- containing swabs for taking DNA samples from your cheeks, a questionnaire about eating and exercise habits and a prepaid mailing tube.
You submit your results in the mail, and in about three weeks, you receive a confidential 30-day report that details your personal "genetic variations" and offers specific remedies for your deficiencies, from nutritional supplements to workout regimens.
The Cellf genetic test kits are available at Drugstore.com or from MSN shopping for about $90.
Anyone tried these yet? I'd love to hear if you found them helpful.
And you're right, Scott, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is currently investigating these kits, clearly stating that they may be bunk. But they may also be useful simply in promoting better lifestyle choices, the vendors claim.
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