Consumer Genetic Testing

Published Thursday, March 15, 2012

This POSTnote explores the scientific, regulatory, and ethical issues related to genetic tests sold to consumers.

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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.

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Author: Peter Border

Topics: Data protection, Diseases, Genetics, Health education and preventive medicine, Health services

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