The Future of Direct-to-Consumer Clinical Genetic Tests

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Author(s):
  • Henry T. Greely,
  • Frueh, Felix W.,
  • Green, Robert C.,
  • Hogarth, Stuart,
  • Siegel, Sue
Publish Date:
June 1, 2011
Publication Title:
Nature Reviews Genetics
Format:
Journal Article
Citation(s):
  • Felix W. Frueh, Henry T. Greely, Robert C. Green, Stuart Hogarth, and Sue Siegel, The Future of Direct-to-Consumer Clinical Genetic Tests, Nature Reviews Genetics, June 1, 2011.
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Abstract

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?