The Gene Sherpa had a great conversation with a Los Angeles Times reporter but he realized that she never asked about the laws that might apply to the new personal genomics companies. The Sherpa, aka Steve Murphy (who works for Helix Health), says New York State has statutes requiring a separate consent form for each disease. This consent includes a description of the disease, the level of certainty of the test result, among other requirements. New York also prohibits direct-to-consumer testing if those tests are not approved for over-the-counter-use by FDA.
Down This Dark Alley, That's Where You Get Your Genotyping Results
Feb 07, 2008