Britain's Royal College of Pathologists, as well as other scientific associations, is calling for better regulation of at-home testing kits for disease, including genetic disease. They will be telling members of Parliament that companies offering these tests should deposit the data on the product's efficacy in a database so that their claims can be tested and that an official body should be set up to monitor these products. "Companies offering a genuinely valuable service would prosper. Charlatans offering genetic gobbledygook would go to the wall," says Peter Furness, vice president of the Royal College of Pathologists.
Ah, Genetic Gobbledygook, We Have a Test For That
Mar 12, 2008