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Aetna International rolls out DNA testing as part of group benefits

The healthcare insurer has launched a DNA test kit as an optional feature for its corporate clients in its effort to focus attention on employees' health and wellness.

Mr Goldberg said the test is non-threatening, personal, actionable and meets the insurer's objective of keeping people healthy rather than waiting for them to get sick and then dealing with it.

UNTIL just a few years ago, DNA tests were closely associated with paternity tests or criminal investigations. But their applications and popularity have expanded significantly as test kits become more widely available at lower prices.

Today, you could purchase a DNA test kit if you wish...