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11/16/2019

In France, it’s illegal for consumers to order a DNA spit kit. Activists are fighting over lifting the ban

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The French ban on direct-to-consumer genetic testing is part of the country’s bioethics laws, which legislators are supposed to revise every seven years. When those discussions got under way earlier this year, some geneticists expected the National Assembly to relax the rules about commercial DNA analysis. It didn’t.

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