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Insight & Intelligence™ : Jun 6, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Scientists Are Divided over DTC Genetics Regulation

The results of a recent survey are illustrated here.

The Science Advisory Board has completed its first SciPulse Perspectives project, consisting of rapid-response surveys that aim to take the "pulse" of scientific minds all over the world. The surveys are not only completed BY members of the Board, but the data is then analyzed and released back TO its members for discussion.

In this project, the Board asked 500 of its U.S. members to share their views on the direct-to-consumer (DTC) testing industry, specifically in the context of the FDA's warning letter to 23andMe back in November of 2013. The responses show that this was a controversial decision.

Scientists Are Divided over DTC Genetics Regulation