Questions Raised About Genetic Home Tests

Last month, the Federal Trade Commission issued a warning to consumers regarding certain home genetic testing kits, saying that some tests lacked "scientific validity," and others provide medical results that are "meaningful only in the context of a full medical evaluation." Should you trust your health to a home test kit?

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Kelly E. Ormond, MS, CGC, former president, National Society of Genetic Counselors; associate professor and director, graduate program in genetic counseling, Northwestern University

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