A genetic testing kit is being made available at Walgreens soon. But, it’s not the kind you might think. These DNA tests are not going to clear you as the baby’s daddy or clear your name in a rape case. These tests are what some are calling the future of medicine. According to MSNBC, they retail for anywhere from $20 – $30 and they are supposed to have the ability to tell you what type of illnesses you are susceptible to such as: diabetes, breast cancer, lupus, Alzheimer’s etc.
The kits will be able to tell you if you’re a carrier or if you are looking down the barrel of some illness. These tests will save you the initial trip to the doctor, but they may end up having the same reliability as at-home pregnancy tests. There are people on all sides of the controversy over these kits being put in the local drugstore. Check out the argument: