NOTE TO READERS: When this project lost substantial funding at the end of 2018, I lost the ability to continue publishing criteria-driven news story reviews and PR news release reviews - once the bread-and-butter of the site going back to 2006. The 3,200 archived reviews, while still educational, are getting old and difficult for me to technically maintain on the back end of the website. So I am announcing that I plan to remove these reviews from the site by April 1, 2021. The blog and the toolkit - two of the most popular features on the site - will remain. If you wish to peruse the reviews before they disappear, please do so by the end of March 2021. After that date you may still be able to access them via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine -

Buyer beware on direct-to-consumer genetic test kits

Posted By


See Natasha Singer’s New York Times piece and/or just listen to the following audio clips of phone calls from a federal investigation, with testing company representatives telling “consumers” some egregious and unsubstantiated things about what the company tests can show and what the results mean. This is some pretty troubling stuff. Read Singer’s piece for more details on the feds’ investigation.

You might also like


Please note, comments are no longer published through this website. All previously made comments are still archived and available for viewing through select posts.

Comments are closed.