Consumer Genetic Testing Issues

The National Research Council and Institute of Medicine held a symposium to explore the health, policy, and ethical implications of… read more

The National Research Council and Institute of Medicine held a symposium to explore the health, policy, and ethical implications of direct-to-consumer genetic testing.

Scientists spoke about the development and use of direct-to-consumer genetic tests. Among the issues they addressed were their uncertain analytical and clinical validity, questionable clinical utility, future types of genetic testing, possible regulation to protect consumers, and ethical issues associated with marketing genetic tests. Participants responded to questions from the audience. close

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288618-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 1, 2009
Last Aired:
Sep 4, 2009

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  • Sep 01, 2009 | 3:19am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 01, 2009 | 2:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 01, 2009 | 11:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 04, 2009 | 5:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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