By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Three consumer genomics companies caught flak on Capitol Hill yesterday from lawmakers and government witnesses at a hearing focused on direct-to-consumer genetic tests and the way they are sold and marketed — and they heard about very germ-phase plans the US Food and Drug Administration may be developing to find ways to regulate them.

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