Websites and Articles to explore
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Wikipedia Genetic Testing: a good overview of the topic, with each type of the genetic testing explained
Overview of Genetic Testing: A primer on genetic testing from the National Health Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) with questions raised by genetic testing and legislation
Genetics Home Reference: advances and potential of genetic testing including breaking news on the topic.
The Universe of Genetic Testing: genetic testing trends with advances and potential of genetic testing including breaking news on the topic.
Genetics and the Future of Medicine: Genetics 101--scan e complete article for a comprehensive, yet basic, overview of how testing and the human genome interconnect.
News in Health: The Future of Genetic Testing: A National Institute of Health (NIH) report on genetic testing that seeks to separate fact from fiction and realistic potential from fantasy.
Genetic Testing and the Law: a report from the US Department of Justice that investigates the legal implications of genetic testing.
What are the Risks of Gene Testing: risks and dangers of genetic testing from various perspectives.
Disease Risk--Family History Trumps Genetic Testing: Can we depend too much on science instead of history and common sense? The Huffington Post Nov 10, 2010
Human Genome Project: major US government site devoted to research surrounding the Human Genome Project.
Genetic Testing for Children: Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
Discrimination as a consequence of genetic testing: a seven page article that examines this situation written by genetic researchers and doctors in 1992. Are these same concerns still in effect 19 years later?
Walgreens to sell genetic test kits for predisposition to diseases, drug response: May 11, 2010 The Huffington Post
Walgreens will NOT stock genetic test without "further clarity": May 12, 2010 What a difference a day makes.
Is your DNA dangerous to your health? Huffington Post follow-up to Walgreen's decision and the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) input Jun 18 2010