DTC's Harms?

After the US Food and Drug Administration swung into action last year to stop 23andMe from marketing its service as a source of health information to consumers, one of the criticisms leveled at FDA was that there is no evidence that DTC tests have caused any harm.

Boston Children's Hospital's Vector Blog highlights a new paper which says errors from a DTC can cause harm.

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