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Marketing genetic tests: Empowerment or snake oil?

Bowen, DJ, Battuello, KM and Raats, M (2005) Marketing genetic tests: Empowerment or snake oil? Health Education & Behavior, 32 (5). pp. 676-685.

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Abstract

Genetic tests are currently being offered to the general public with little oversight and regulation as to which tests are allowed to be sold clinically and little control over the marketing and promotion of sales and use. This article provides discussion and data to indicate that the general public holds high opinions of genetic testing and that current media outlets for public education on genetic testing are not adequate to increase accurate knowledge of genetics. The authors argue that more regulation is needed to control and correct this problem in the United States.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Bowen, DJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Battuello, KMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Raats, Mm.raats@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2005
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198105278825
Uncontrolled Keywords : direct-to-consumer advertising direct-to-provider advertising consumer knowledge genetic test marketing BREAST-CANCER FAMILY-HISTORY PUBLIC-OPINION WOMEN RISK INFORMATION POPULATION PHYSICIANS SALES BRCA1
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:07
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:40
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/822363

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