Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Standardizing and regulating private DNA testing companies

Perhaps something to discuss in ANTH204:

..."the Government Accountability Office (GAO) last month unveiled the findings of its year-long investigation into the sci- entific validity, safety and utility of the gene tests used by the industry. The report called some of the tests misleading, pointing out inconsist- encies in the results they provided, as well as some companies’ shady marketing practices."

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