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Sep. 18, 2017 4:58 pm

That DNA test giveaway scheduled for Sunday’s Ravens game was postponed

The company says it is answering questions from the state.

The Ravens' home turf.

(Photo by Flickr user Kevin Galens, used under a Creative Commons license)

Sunday’s home opener was supposed to mark DNA Day at M&T Bank Stadium.

However, a planned promotional giveaway of DNA tests didn’t go forward as planned. Hours before the Baltimore Ravens game on Sunday morning, the plans were sidelined. It seems officials wanted some additional answers from Boston biotech firm Orig3n.

According to ESPN, the firm is “working to address questions from officials from the state of Maryland.” The company added that DNA Day will be “rescheduled.”

“We received an overwhelmingly positive response to the first-ever DNA Day, and we remain committed to our mission. Since 2014, we have been helping people understand the links between their genes and how their minds and bodies work through our DNA tests and community events,” a statement from the company said.

The game would’ve been the first time such tests were handed out at an NFL game. It was part of a multi-year partnership inked by Orig3n and the Ravens before the season.

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Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is Market Editor for Technical.ly Baltimore and Technical.ly DC. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.

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