TITLE

DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER GENETIC TESTS: Misleading Test Results Are Further Complicated by Deceptive Marketing and Other Questionable Practices

AUTHOR(S)
Kutz, Gregory
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
GAO Reports;7/22/2010, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the investigations made by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests sold through the internet by DTC companies in the U.S. It says that the DTC companies were identified using deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) tests. Furthermore, it says that the U.S. government has issued alert warnings and suggested that consumers should seek advises only from experts.
ACCESSION #
52739733

 

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