The debate about DTC genetic testing, who should have access to it, and whether a medical professional should be involved continues to create debate among bloggers. The Gene Expression blog's Razib Khan says that while having a doctor present for deciphering genomic test results isn't necessarily a bad thing, the possibility for "misinformation inadvertently fostered by DTC personal genomics" is not on the same scale as misinformation about vaccines.

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