The US Government Accountability Office recently released its findings from a sting conducted on several companies that sell direct-to-consumer genetic tests, finding that the results of such tests are often "of little or no practical use." But, writes Emily Singer in MIT's Technology Review, the most "shocking" findings come from a series of undercover phone calls made to 15 of these companies by GAO workers.

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