NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In order to get a sharper picture of the state of the new direct-to-consumer genetic testing industry — of how it works, what its players claim to do, and what buyers expect from these services — the National Human Genome Research Institute has asked the Genetics and Public Policy Center to conduct studies under a nearly $600,000 grant.
 

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