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Ravens fans won't be getting DNA test kits at season's home opener

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Sep 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-17 11:45:51-04

Fans at Sunday’s Baltimore Ravens game will not be getting the promised unique giveaway for this season’s home opener.

The Baltimore Ravens have released a statement Sunday morning from ORIG3N, the company that was going to distribute DNA tests, saying they had decided to postpone DNA Day after “questions from officials from the state of Maryland.”

The Boston-based biotech firm was planning to hand out kits to fans that would allow them to swab their cheek, leave it in a collection bin and be sent the results later.

See the full statement from ORIG3N below:

“DNA Day at M&T Bank Stadium will be rescheduled for later this season. We are working to address questions from officials from the state of Maryland. 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. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Ravens.”

AP contributed to this report.