Personal genomics firms must admit limitations

日期:2019-03-08 04:20:01 作者:谯矾郎 阅读:

COMPANIES that offer analyses of future health risks based on basic genetic tests should explain the limitations of their predictions more clearly, says genomics pioneer Craig Venter. He and four colleagues have proposed guidelines for the industry after assessing the results of scans of their personal genomes, as provided by the Californian firms 23andMe and Navigenics. They found that for each set of results, the companies identified genetic variants consistently at least 99.7 per cent of the time, but diverged on their assessment of the associated health risks (Nature, vol 461, p 724). “Firms identified genetic variants consistently,