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The Future of Direct-to-Consumer Clinical Genetic Tests


Publication Date: 
June 01, 2011
Journal Article
Bibliography: Felix W. Frueh, Henry T. Greely, Robert C. Green, Stuart Hogarth & Sue Siegel, The Future of Direct-to-Consumer Clinical Genetic Tests, Nature Reviews Genetics, published online June 1, 2011, doi:10.1038/nrg3026
In light of the meeting of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2011 to discuss the regulation of clinical direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests, we have invited five experts to consider the best means of overseeing the ordering and interpretation of these tests. Should these tests be regulated? If so, who, if anyone, should communicate results to consumers?