direct-to-consumer

Few Worries About Genetic Testing

October 19, 2012
A common refrain for critics of direct to consumer genetic testing is that the tests could cause unnecessary worry. Those critics believe that for some tests the results shouldn’t go...
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Lone Frank’s “Beautiful Genome”

October 05, 2011
Lone Frank, the award-winning Danish science writer, claims to be shy, but I don’t believe her. In a world where consumers are increasingly getting access to their own genetic data,  Frank turns to genetics for answers about her ancestry, her traits and her risks for diseases, and her prickly personality, bearing all in her entertaining and enlightening new book My Beautiful Genome: Discovering Our Genetic Future One Quirk at a Time.
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FDA to Hold Public Town Hall Discussion in San Francisco

August 25, 2011
In March earlier this year, 23andMe presented its views on possible federal regulation of the direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing industry at an Advisory Committee meeting convened by the FDA. We...
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DTC Genetic Tests and the Future of Regulation: Make Your Voices Heard

April 04, 2011
On March 8th, the FDA convened a two-day advisory panel meeting to discuss questions related to direct-to-consumer genetic tests. The questions focused on the benefits and risks of providing consumers...
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