05/14/2010 12:43 pm ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Walgreens Halts Genetic Test Sales on FDA Concerns

Earlier this week, Walgreens announced with great fanfare that it was selling a controversial over-the-counter genetics test. The drug store chain quickly changed its mind after the Food and Drug Administration objected, ending the bewildering episode as quickly as it started.

Testing your own DNA makes as much sense as do-it-yourself surgery or serving as your own lawyer. Experts argue that it is a spectacularly bad idea.

WalletPop's writer, Jonathan Berr provides more details about the controversial sale of the over the counter genetic test. View this article in full at