NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Human Genetics Commission on Tuesday issued a set of principles for direct-to-consumer genetic testing that were drafted to provide guidance for consumers and to "promote high standards and consistency" among companies offering these tests.

DTC genetic testing "has increased dramatically over the last 10 years" and needs internationally accepted guidelines, HGC said.

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