Consumers' views of direct-to-consumer genetic information.

  title={Consumers' views of direct-to-consumer genetic information.},
  author={Colleen M McBride and Christopher H Wade and Kimberly A. Kaphingst},
  journal={Annual review of genomics and human genetics},
In this report, we describe the evolution and types of genetic information provided directly to consumers, discuss potential advantages and disadvantages of these products, and review research evaluating consumer responses to direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing. The available evidence to date has focused on predictive tests and does not suggest that individuals, health care providers, or health care systems have been harmed by a DTC provision of genetic information. An understanding of… CONTINUE READING

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