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Trends Genet. 2010 Nov;26(11):459-61. doi: 10.1016/j.tig.2010.08.001. Epub 2010 Sep 9.

Illusions of scientific legitimacy: misrepresented science in the direct-to-consumer genetic-testing marketplace.

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Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Emerson College, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA.

Abstract

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.

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20828856
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10.1016/j.tig.2010.08.001
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