Gene testing services still in business despite Stupak's ire

September 2010
Medical Device Daily;9/7/2010, Vol. 14 Issue 173, p1
The article reports that companies offering gene testing services are still in business despite the threat from Democratic Representative Bart Stupak of Michigan to shut them down. During a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee in July 2010, Stupak revealed his plan to contact the Federal Trade Commission and ask to take enforcement action concerning the issue. Lew Bender, chief executive officer of Interleukin Genetics, commented on Stupak's action and detailed the tests they offer to clients.


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