Source: The Washington Post
Summary: Staff writer Rob Stein reports on controversy surrounding over-the-counter genetic tests.
Program Context: The benefits and potential harms of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing has been widely debated as the list of traits associated with genetic variants expands and testing becomes cheaper and faster.
- Read about this and other ethical, legal and social issues surrounding genetic testing in need of social and behavioral research in our Research Issues section.
- Read about the genome-wide association studies (GWAS) underlying most DTC genetic testing in our Research Methods section.