Consumer Genetic Testing - POST Note

Published 15 March 2012 | POST notes POST PN 407

Authors: Peter Border

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

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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