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Feds crack Medicare gene test fraud that peddled cheek swabs

Federal agents took down an alleged Medicare fraud scheme Friday that exploited seniors' curiosity about genetic medicine by enticing them to get their cheeks swabbed for unneeded DNA tests. Medicare was billed about $2 billion. Dubbed "Operation Double Helix," the crackdown targeted telemarketing companies, doctors and labs, in a joint effort by the FBI, U.S. attorneys' ...