A recent article in the American Journal of Human Genetics looks at the scientific basis behind commercial genomic profiles offered by seven companies. The researchers say there is "insufficient scientific evidence to conclude that genomic profiles are useful in measuring genetic risk for common diseases or in developing personalized diet and lifestyle recommendations for disease prevention." Blogger Yann Klimentidis agrees, saying that "basically, we're still years away from being able to tell people about their health risks or about how they should eat/behave based on their genetic information."
Expensive and Useless. Great.
Mar 10, 2008