Saturday, June 13, 2009

Amway sells genetic tests?

Many blogs have been shamelessly promoting genetic testing and giving free advertising to the for-profit companies that have been exploiting the technology. Some of the bloggers are indirectly or directly associated with those companies.

Of course we all know where this is going. It's only a matter of time before a rash of private companies catch on to this get-rich scheme and decide to reap the profits.

Daniel MacArthur of Genetic Future has identified one of these companies: Amway sells genetic tests?. Read his posting and read the response from the company (Interleukin Genetics) in the comments.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. It's going to get much worse. I wonder if the cheerleader bloggers are going to take the lead in calling for government controls?


  1. What's the problem? If stupid people want to waste money on uninformative tests then why can't they? What "government controls"? The only regulation necessary is one that ensures that the companies don't lie and mislead customers.

  2. Ummmm, DK... wouldn't "uninformative tests" being sold as something "important for you health" qualify for the regulation you mention in the last sentence?