The Science Behind DTC Genetic Testing | GenomeWeb

In the last year, direct-to-consumer genetic testing has exploded onto the scene with companies offering their customers glimpses of what's in their genomes, from the inane, such as earwax type, to the serious, including risk of Parkinson's disease. The largest of the DTC companies — 23andMe, DecodeMe, and Navigenics — offer services steeped in the latest and greatest results from the scientific literature. Some scientists, though, wonder if it's too soon, if the research is too raw, to be offered as a commodity.

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