I hope all of my readers get the GenomeWeb Daily News.
The specific clusters the task force will look into in the coming months include
- the need to develop more evidence for personalized medicine;
- training and education of health professionals in genetics and genomics;
- evidence-based guidelines for genetic technologies;
- coverage and reimbursement for genetic services;
- Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for DNA tests
- genetics and health disparities among minorities.
This all spells disaster for DTC tests that costs as much as a night at the Burj Al Arab, especially those with little evidence (where the paper count is n=1.5)
The three words that jump out at me.....evidence, evidence and educate.......maybe there's something to that...
The Sherpa Says:
If you think the US is bad....did you hear about the UK's governmental push to shut DTC genetic testing down??? It is going to be a long road here.....all because of a few bad apples....and a few people looking to practice medicine without a license....Most of these companies have great people working for them or with them. They could do very well in this regulated environment.........the companies just need a little redirection, that's all..