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A revolution is coming in medicine

Sometimes the U.S. health care system can seem stuck in the last century: overly centralized, bureaucratic, and definitely not consumer-friendly. But behind the scenes a scientific revolution is taking shape that will likely transform medicine, even if the administrative side of the industry isn’t quite ready for it. The latest example of this emerging trend is the rebirth this month of 23andMe, a Silicon Valley start-up that gives consumers an affordable peek at their DNA.