Pathway Genomics, a US-based genetic testing company, has reported that personal genetic testing kits Insight Saliva Collection Kits will be available at Walgreens' nearly 7,500 stores nationwide, with the exception of New York, due to a New York state law.

Insight Saliva Collection Kit contains a small saliva collection kit, simple instructions, and a postage-paid envelope that customers can use to send their saliva sample back to the Pathway Genomics laboratory or can order the product through the website provided. Pathway’s Genetics Insight Reports offer consumers a convenient and affordable way to learn about their personal genetics.

Pathway Genomics believes that personalised genetic reports are quickly becoming a critical component for providing useful insight into a person’s DNA make up and genetic data. A company’s Genetic Insight Report can provide a wide range of information to help an individual learn about their health and make healthier lifestyle choices. With the report for prescription medications, people can discover if due to their genetic traits, they are more or less sensitive to a variety of treatment therapies.

Jim Plante, CEO of Pathway Genomics, said: “We’re revolutionizing the way people access information about their genetics, and through thousands of convenient Walgreens locations, we’re making it easier and more affordable than ever before to order a personalized genetic report. The value of knowing how genes play a role in our personal lives, and potentially the lives of our children, is critical for making well-informed health and wellness decisions.”