Ancestry to offer health tests as it steps up DNA test battle

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Ancestry.com, known for its DNA tests that enable customers to explore their family trees, plans to offer genetic screening for health problems.

“We’ve seen adding this capability as a natural evolution, but only if we could do it in a way that was authentic to our core mission,” Chief Executive Officer Margo Georgiadis wrote in an email that landed in customers’ inboxes last week. “That would mean creating a solution that could enable our customers to gain meaningful insights to help them live longer, healthier lives.”

She said AncestryHealth would be available to customers soon, but she did not specify a projected date.

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