NIH to Create Public Database of Genetic Tests
March 18, 2010
press release. “The registry will help consumers and health care providers determine the best options for genetic testing, which is becoming more and more common and accessible.”“We welcome the news of the Genetic Testing Registry,” said 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki in response to the announcement. “23andMe has always been committed to providing individuals with the information they need to make the most of their own genetic information. We look forward to working with the NIH on this project.”More information about the Genetic Testing Registry is available from the National Center for Biotechnology Information here. Comments and questions can be submitted from this page. There is also a list of background reading materials.Francis Collins has done several interviews in the past few weeks where he has discussed the role of genetics in health care, now and in the future. A quick video interview with the Washington Post can be seen here. An hour long interview he did on the Diane Rehm show is available here.