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Crackdown on genetic test services


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Crackdown on genetic test services

Consumers who are given false reassurances about their future health from genetic testing services will receive better protection under new guidelines for this booming industry.

The rapidly growing market for ‘direct-to-consumer’ services, that offer testing for conditions like Huntington’s and Breast Cancer, is currently unregulated and can raise unnecessary concerns or offer false hope to patients without clinical support. More …