GPs may control gene test sales
The Government's genetics watchdog last week announced it would recommend tougher controls on the sale of genetic test kits.
A meeting of the Human Genetics Commission last week concluded that gene tests for chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, should only be made available through a GP. Test results may have to be put in GP notes.
Genetic tests relating to diet and nutrition are more likely to be made available over the counter, it concluded.