This article has been updated from a previous version to clarify Esther Dyson's comments.
 
WASHINGTON, DC (GenomeWeb News) – A panel discussion hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services here yesterday served as a forum for several direct-to-consumer genomic testing firms to address a growing number of scientific, ethical, and regulatory questions surrounding their business models.
 

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