SACGHS to Continue Review of DTC Genetic Testing Recommendations Through at Least October | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A Department of Health and Human Services committee is still working on its recommendations for the HHS secretary on how to oversee the infant industry of direct-to-consumer genetic testing — including whether some of these tests should be considered medical devices and regulated as such by the Food and Drug Administration.

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