A new era for DNA testing requires new regulation


The European regulatory landscape is a patchwork, where policymakers and scientists work to harmonize regulations at different levels: international, the EU and in the member states. A recent article published in Politico writes that online commercial DNA testing companies have the upper hand in the EU. Partly because the fragmented regulation is difficult to enforce.

Santa Slokenberga, LLD
Santa Slokenberga, LLD

SIENNA’s Santa Slokenberga is among several experts interviewed by Politico’s Ashleigh Furlong in a recent piece about the “Wild West” of DNA testing in Europe. Santa Slokenberga and the rest of the SIENNA genomics team has looked specifically at the advertising of direct-to-consumer genetic tests. In the article, you can read about SIENNA’s contribution to mapping the regulation on genetics and genomics in Europe. And the ethical frameworks and codes of conduct for this area that you can expect as a result of our work.

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By Josepine Fernow

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