US government body slams nutrigenomic tests

10 August 2006

Congressional investigators from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) have added their voice to the recent warning over direct-to-consumer genetic tests by the US Federal Trade Commission (see previous news story), warning the public to beware. Nutritional genomics, or nutrigenomics, is a relatively new field that looks at how interactions between genes and diet may influence health. It is postulated that