Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests and the Right to Know

TitleDirect-to-Consumer Genetic Tests and the Right to Know
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSandroff, R
JournalHastings Center Report
Volume40
Issue5
Pagination24-25
PublisherHastings Center
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number00930334
KeywordsCONSUMERS , ESSAYS , GENETICS , HEALTH , MEDICINE , Patients , Uncertainty , United
AbstractThe author expresses her views on direct-to-consumer genetic tests being conducted in the U.S. in 2010. She talks about her experience of undergoing a genetic test after her daughter tested positive for factor V Leiden thrombophilia. She also offers information on a study released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office on July 22 concerning common diseases and conditions.
NotesHastings Center ReportAccession Number: 53996808; SANDROFF, RONNI; Source Info: Sep2010, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p24; Subject Term: ESSAYS; Subject Term: GENETICS; Subject Term: HEALTH services accessibility; Subject Term: MEDICINE -- Information services; Subject Term: UNCERTAINTY; Subject Term: PATIENTS -- Civil rights; Subject Term: CONSUMERS -- Information services; Company/Entity: UNITED States. Food & Drug Administration; Number of Pages: 2p; Document Type: Essay
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