For those of you who may be interested in the processes and ethical issues around Direct To Consumer Genetic Testing, the Human Genetics Commission (the UK Government’s advisory body on new developments in human genetics and how they impact on individual lives) has just published the Common Framework of Principles for direct-to-consumer genetic testing services

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The Principles cover all aspects of direct-to-consumer genetic testing services including: • the marketing of tests • information for consumers • counselling and support • consent and data protection • the laboratory analysis of biological samples and • the levels of support that should accompany the genetic test results