Illustration: Peter Arkle
What You Can Do Today
There are a few direct-to-consumer services that will examine a small part of your genome for anywhere from $100 to $2,000. You might learn about your predisposition for some diseases, odd traits, maybe even a hidden talent. The services are not yet regulated by the FDA, however, and the results should always be interpreted with medical guidance (23andMe.com, Decode.com, Navigenics.com).