Illusions of Scientific Legitimacy: Misrepresented Science in the Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Marketplace

- Trends in Genetics
Author/s: -Murray, Amy B Vashlishan -Carson, Michael J -Morris, Corey A -Beckwith, Jon
Journal: Trends in Genetics
Year: 2010
Volume: 26
Issue: 11
Pages: 459
Start Page: 459

Marketers of genetic tests often openly or implicitly misrepresent the utility of genetic information. Scientists who are well aware of the current limitations to the utility of such tests are best placed to publicly counter misrepresentations of the science.