A Regulatory Move

China is halting the use of certain genetic tests, Forbes' Shu-Ching Jean Chen reports. In what Chen calls a vaguely worded announcement, the China Food and Drug Administration says certain technologies, including prenatal genetic testing, will be subject to governmental regulation.

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