Standardization of genetic tests needed

Glauser, Wendy
October 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/19/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 15, pE705
Academic Journal
The article emphasizes the need for the standardization of genetic tests for diseases, such as lung cancer, melanoma and colon cancer, in Canada. It discusses private firms offering genetic testing services that predict the predispositions of clients to a range of diseases from Alzheimer to diabetes. Also examined is the decision of U.S. Food and Drug Administration to not enforce approval requirements on lab-developed tests because they were overseen by pathologists and clinicians.


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