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2011-05-31 10:25:00

An investigation into direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests found flawed and inaccurate results, with each one giving different results, and in some cases arriving at medical predictions that were no more accurate than flipping a coin, a Dutch study has found. The findings of the study will increase calls for tighter regulations around personalized genetics tests which can cost more than $800. Critics decry the tests as a waste of money that could mislead people about their future health,...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'