The UK government's genetic advisors, the Human Genetics Commission, issued a statement that genetic tests to uncover disease-risk genes are "a dangerous waste of money," according to this article in the Guardian. "Genetics experts say the kits are at best premature and at worst a waste of money." Next, the commission is expected to call for "stringent checks" on genetic testing kits before they're allowed on the market.

 

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