GENEALOGY-DNA-L Archives

Archiver > GENEALOGY-DNA > 2010-11 > 1290441417


From: Kathy Johnston <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Article: Statement of the European Journal of HumanGeneticson DTC genetic testing for health related purposes
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 10:56:57 -0500


I hope the European Society of Human Genetics is considering the studies that have already been conducted in the U.S. When surveys have been done by the American genetics scientific community, in which consumers were interviewed, there were remarkably few adverse outcomes of direct-to-consumer (DTC) tests. This month there was a press release by the American Society of Human Genetics.


See:
http://www.ashg.org/pdf/PR_DTC_Clinical_110510.pdf


The Webcast may be even more revealing here:
http://www.ashg.org/genetictestingissues/


Consumers were found to be highly educated, affluent, smarter than expected and had very few adverse outcomes from testing. At this point in time there does not appear to be enough risk to support intense regulation.


Kathy J.



This thread: