The Personalized Genomics Revolution: Analyze Your DNA for Only $99!
January 11, 2013•9 min
Knowing your family medical history is useful, but is this a slippery slope of personalized medicine, without professional guidance and follow-up?Prof. Arthur Caplan, medical bioethicist at New York University's Langone Medical Center, discusses his skepticism of venture capital-funded $99 DNA-based genetic tests sold on the Internet. While an interesting concept, the results of these tests can confuse and even frighten consumers.They can also frustrate physicians, who are unprepared to do genetic counseling on 3rd-party tests they haven’t ordered