Comments on the DRAFT Resolution on Direct-to-Consumer Marketing of Genetic Tests Presented to the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics Health and Society


Publication Date: June 2004

Publisher: Genetics and Public Policy Center

Author(s): Gail Javitt

Research Area: Health

Keywords: Regulation; Public policy; Direct-to-consumer; Genetic testing

Type: Testimony

Coverage: United States


The analysis of DTC marketing of genetic testing must clearly distinguish between advertising of genetic tests on the one hand and commercial availability of these tests on the other. Each of these activities is subject to distinct systems of regulation and amenable to different possible policy solutions.