Should you get your pet’s DNA tested? Scientists urge caution
According to Science Magazine, businesses are not subject to the same regulations as those that analyze human DNA?
Many of us have seen the ads from companies that promote the fact that they can help you learn about your genome. And, it’s pretty easy! All you have to do is spit in a tube, send it off and wait a few weeks to learn about your disease risk.
DNA Testing Pets
Now, you can do the same for your pets, at least according to nearly a dozen—and growing—companies on the market. But how accurate are these tests—and why are these businesses not subject to the same regulations as those that analyze human DNA? (Courtesy of Science Magazine authored by Frankie Schembri.
Science chatted with Lisa Moses, a veterinarian affiliated with Harvard Medical School in Boston, and Elinor Karlsson, director of vertebrate genomics at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. You can read the entire article here.