This POSTnote explores the scientific, regulatory, and ethical issues related to genetic tests sold to consumers.Jump to full report >>
DNA sequencing is getting faster and cheaper. This has paved the way for the development of genetic tests for predisposition to diseases. These are now being marketed directly to consumers over the internet. This POSTnote explores the scientific, regulatory, and ethical issues related to such tests.
Author: Peter Border
The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology produces independent, balanced and accessible briefings on public policy issues related to science and technology.