Your Saliva: A Crystal Ball to Your Offspring?

Even Kintner, who said she believes in the effort to provide people with more information about their own DNA, has not yet looked at her results regarding Parkinson's disease, which she said is a particular worry to her.

"I know I will one day. I just have a lot of fear around it," she said.

Critics have expressed concern about the ramifications of the process, which some say could lead to people going crazy or becoming depressed.

But Avey said people shouldn't be afraid of the new prospect.

"It's really a personal choice. It's all about whether you are ready to become part of the genetic revolution," Avey said. "I think in the future, we'll think, 'Wow, you didn't do this? And you could have known that your child was predisposed to things that you could have tried to prevent?'"

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