Note: In the United States, genetic testing is most often performed on alert prospective parents for possible problems during a pregnancy or the likelihood of congenital disease in a future child. The privacy of the results is one of the many difficult issues with this practice, particularly as it relates to insurance underwriting.
And, she commented, “genetic testing is a useful tool for verifying a biological relationship.”
genetic testing is a useful tool for verifying a biological relationship.
So why then is the Food and Drug Administration shutting down the genetic testing and health information company 23andMe?
“The theory ‘anything is possible’ in genetic testing is not valid,” wrote the judges.
Moreover, genetic testing may be able to isolate high-risk individuals who should be subject to more rigorous examination.