Over at The Personal Genome, Jason Bobe blogs about keeping biological data for non-clincial purposes separate from data for medical reasons, and lists some reasons. One, both physicians and regulators are already overburdened; two, restrictions on genetic testing presents problems regarding individual autonomy; and three, standardizing tests clinically puts an "unfair burden on individuals who may want to specifically avoid clinical implications of genetic sequence data."

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