The FDA could set Personal Genetics Rights back Decades

” The FDA Is Poised to Kill the Personal Genetics Testing Industry. Its letter to 23andMe is foolish and paternalistic “

The FDA Is Poised to Kill the Personal Genetics Testing Industry
The FDA could set Personal Genetics Rights back Decades

The Food and Drug Administration’s recent directive to the company 23andMe to stop marketing its genetic tests directly to consumers is a shortsighted, heavy-handed, double-standard act of paternalism. This is the last shoe to drop in the FDA’s effort to wipe out the right of consumers to discover their own genetic information, some of the most important, private, useful, and interesting information about our own health and well-being. We should have a right to access that data about ourselves, but the practical impact of the FDA’s action will be to put most of that data out of reach for the foreseeable future. ”

Continue reading The FDA Is Poised to Kill the Personal Genetics Testing Industry, by Gary Marchant, 21 Nov 2013.

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