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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.

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