Fri, May 21, 2010 -- 9:15 AM
At-Home Genetics TestsDownload audio (MP3)
While FDA concerns and a Congressional investigation have already prompted one drugstore chain to delay its sales of at-home genetics tests, some say the rise of do-it-yourself genetics testing is both inevitable and good for public health. We speak with supporters and critics of at-home testing, and consider the future of this emerging intersection of law, medicine and personal choice.
Host: Dave Iverson
- Esteban Burchard, associate professor of medicine and biopharmaceutical sciences at UCSF
- Marcy Darnovsky, associate executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society, a nonprofit organization working to encourage responsible uses of new human genetic technologies
- Thomas Goetz, executive editor of Wired Magazine and author of "The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine"
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