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Subject: Re: [DNA] More on California's cease & desist letter toDNAcompanies ...
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 15:59:25 -0400
This is the explanation I received from the California Department of Public Health when I voiced my concern:
"Thank you for your comments and your concern about genetic testing.? Companies that are providing genealogy DNA testing may continue to provide that testing and are not subject to state law. That is considered forensic testing.?
If the company, however, is also performing testing on a biological specimen for the purpose of obtaining scientific data which may be used as an aid to ascertain the presence, progress, and source of a disease or physiological condition, or used as an aid in the prevention, prognosis, monitoring or treatment of a physiological or pathological condition that gives the risk of developing a disease or predisposition to a disease, that is a clinical laboratory test and subject to state regulation."
I wonder if the same information were to be supplied to the consumer without any interpretation, in other words, just raw data, if that would be acceptable? Those who want more information about the?risks could then get the same information from another site. Just a thought.
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