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A study of clinical geneticists in Europe found large percentages think some DTC genetic tests should require medical supervision or should be banned.

Among the suggestions the European Society of Human Genetics made in a recently published article are regulation of genetic tests, more studies to assess the clinical utility of genomics research, and genetic counseling to consumers.

The European Society of Human Genetics includes among its policy goals oversight for predictive medical genetic tests for utility and validity, marketing, privacy, consent, and counseling.


At a meeting this week, researchers and others discussed the regulatory oversight needed for germline genome editing.

Researchers report that neutrophil extracellular traps appear to binds gallstones together, according to New Scientist.

The US Food and Drug Administration has asked questions about Myriad Genetics' GeneSight test, according to Bloomberg.

In Science this week: approach to infer genotype-by-environment interaction from genetic variants associated with phenotypic variability, and more.