Types of dtc genetic tests on the market

A growing number of commercial firms are advertising and selling genetic tests directly to consumers. A February 2008 article in Nature Biotechnology observes The onset of genetic testing as a wide-spread consumer commodity continues to gather pace. At least 27 web-based companies now offer genetic tests - once the exclusive domain of hospital clinics and academic laboratories - directly to consumers for costs ranging from roughly 100 for a simple gene scan to 350000 for a personal genome...

Laboratorydeveloped tests and medical device regulations

Genetic testing is characterized by a high degree of dependence on laboratory-developed tests (LDTs). In the European Union, Sweden and Australia, LDTs are included in the device regulations (although there are exemptions in the EU system for laboratories based within health institutions). In Canada, device regulators have sought legal opinion on whether they can regulate LDTs and have received a succession of conflicting opinions. Recently, they have stated that the development and use of an...

Contents

Acknowledgments ix Editors' Introduction xi 1. Gene-Environment Interactions Where are we and where should 2. Translating Nutrigenomics Research into Practice The Example 3. Business Applications of Nutrigenomics An Industry Perspective 45 4. Regulation of Genetic Tests An International Comparison 63 5. Risk-Based Regulation of Direct-to-Consumer Nutrigenetic 6. The Impact of Genomics on Innovation in Foods and Drugs Can Canadian Law Step Up to the Challenge 103 7. Placing Healthy Eating in the...

Translating Nutrigenomics Research into Practice The Example of Soy Protein

Soy Protein as a Cholesterol-Lowering Nutrient 28 Soy Proteins as Products by Process 29 Processing and Biochemical Characterization of Soy Proteins 32 The Proposed Minimum Information About a Dietary Protein MIADP Characterized Soy Proteins Enables Mechanism of Action Research 36 Intersection of the Nutrition Science and Clinical Axes Defining the Nutrition and Genomics ISBN 978-0-12-374125-7

Gene Diet Interactions

Most of the emphasis on gene-environment interactions continues to be placed on gene-diet interactions. Unlike studies focusing on tobacco smoking, alcohol and physical activity, studies of gene-diet interactions include both observational and intervention studies. The major concern with extracting information about dietary intake from observational studies continues to be the use of dietary intake assessments that do not accurately reflect true intake of the individual. Improvements in data...

Luna Tsujita Fotolog

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