By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A UK government-affiliated group has released a long list of principles for direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to follow in order to protect consumers from potential harm.

The wide-ranging set of principles covers the purpose and scope of tests, test-makers' marketing claims, the information consumers should have available, test accuracy, data protection, consent issues, sample handling, lab processes, and regulatory information, among other issues.

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