11. April 2013 19:38
You may have missed the latest genetic discovery. One million British men may be directly descended from the Roman legions". The story reappeared at the Who Do You Think You Are – Live event at London's Olympia, when it was repeated by Alistair Moffatt, the managing director of BritainsDNA... [More]
11. September 2012 20:34
When US lawmakers hauled direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing companies into congressional hearings in July 2010, it seemed clear that the industry was in for a shakedown. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had already mailed stern letters to 20 different firms warning that their genetic ... [More]
18. May 2011 02:12
The FDA warns a trio of companies that offer direct-to-consumer genetic tests on medical claims made in their marketing campaigns.
The FDA formally warned three providers of direct-to-consumer DNA tests about medical claims the companies make that the federal watchdog agency hasn't approved. ... [More]
29. March 2011 22:00
PEOPLE are being encouraged to ''discover your own genome'', with the introduction by a Sydney company of an international online DNA testing service for genetic risks to a wide range of common diseases.
The tests scan a person's genome and can identify more than 700,000 genetic variants ... [More]
22. March 2011 23:17
A role for professionals in direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests seemed like a forgone conclusion from an FDA hearing held two weeks ago, considering the agency first weighed in on the issue last spring. In May 2010, Walgreens backtracked from plans it announced two days earlier to sell a sa... [More]
11. March 2011 23:43
Certain types of genetic tests that are available for at-home use without a prescription should not be used without the involvement of a physician or genetic specialist, an FDA advisory panel recommended.
So-called direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests can provide information ranging from a ... [More]
9. March 2011 19:08
Members of a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel convened to consider new government regulation of genetic testing offered directly to consumers said Tuesday that such testing should only be allowed under a doctor's supervision.
Personal testing, which is mainly available online from comp... [More]
5. January 2011 22:10
A fake DNA test kit being mailed to WA residents makes "ridiculous" claims about being able to slow the ageing process, according to the WA Consumer watchdog.
Australia Post has intercepted 200 kits, which are sent from China and contain a cotton swab in a sealed bag, but Consumer Protection Comm... [More]
14. December 2010 23:37
Industry forecasts indicate that Canadians will soon face a marketing avalanche to persuade them to purchase personal genetic test kits. But while American officials are moving to regulate do-it-yourself genetic testing kits because of concerns that results may be erroneous or may prompt patie... [More]
23. June 2010 01:35
Mike the Mad Biologist thinks regulating DTC testing is common sense. On his blog he says:
This post might put me at odds with much of the science bloggysphere, but I think a lot of the concern over congressional and FDA hearings over whether 'over-the-counter' genetic screening and ... [More]