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Commission warns against selling genetic tests direct to the public

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7393.781/a (Published 12 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:781
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. BMJ

    Genetic testing kits, which allow individuals to find out their long term risk of certain diseases, should not be sold direct to the public, the United Kingdom's Human Genetics Commission has recommended in a report to the government.

    The growing number of tests available and the rapid technological developments in the area make it impossible to take an overall decision to accept the tests en masse, says the report. But it stops short of a complete ban on …

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