Blaine Bettinger blogs that he "strongly support[s] the individual's right to their own genetic information via DTC testing." He points to an article at Reason Online that addresses the question of federal regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests. "Most evidence suggests that the current tests are fairly accurate, and that customers are not being misled by the results that are reported. All new technologies involve a societal learning process in which some early adopters try it out, explain to others how it works, and find out its flaws—which newer innovators then fix," Reason's Ronald Bailey says.
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Jun 01, 2009