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Move over CSI. GAO's got a story to tell about DNA.

For prices ranging from $20 to thousands, companies will perform genetic tests for people who want to know if they're at risk for a particular medical condition. It seems firms are selling results and predictions that are medically unproven and may be misleading consumers.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

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