Sunday, June 20, 2010

More FDA Paternalism

By Paul Hsieh

The FDA wants to make it harder for you to find out what's in your own DNA.

As one industry spokesman said, it's "appallingly paternalistic".

If a patient wants to know medically relevant information about his or her own body, and is willing to foot the bill, why should the government interfere?

(Via @zooko.)

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