Direct-to-Consumer genetic testing in Canada

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing company, 23 and me, is now marketing its product in Canada.  Check out the Globe and Mail article for more information on this news update.

While the data generated are reportedly “intended for informational purposes only” users of this service are told that “findings should always be discussed with a health professional.” What do you think this type of private testing could mean for our public healthcare system?  What do you think it could mean for personal healthcare?  

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