Genetic Future

Archives for May, 2010

The brief Golden Age of direct-to-consumer genetic testing – in which people could freely gain access to their own genetic information without a doctor’s permission – may be about to draw to a close. In a dramatic week, announcements of investigations into direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies by both the FDA and the US Congress have…

I’ve been quiet for the last two weeks, largely due to some feverish last-minute analysis in the lead-up to this year’s Biology of Genomes meeting at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where I spoke in (and co-chaired) the Genetics of Complex Traits session. Long-term readers may recall that I sparked off a minor controversy at last…