As much as direct-to-customer home DNA kits have been sparking interest across the globe, there has been rising criticism about them. The criticism is normally not geared at one individual company (while 23andMe are taking most the heat being the biggest and running into trouble with the FDA in the past) but rather about the concept of offering DNA kits to people and supply information which is either not accurate enough or cannot be used clinically. Everyone loved 23andMe and other home genetic test kits as long as they focused on novelty; when marketing started focusing on personal DNA kits as a diagnostic tool, that’s when all hell broke loose.
Critical articles about home genetic testing
Below you can find the most prominent articles relating to genetic home tests.
Is criticism about home DNA test just?
It’s hard to address this question because anyone who uses a home DNA kit is bound to experience something completely different. If the company that you used provides inaccurate information, or doesn’t provide you with enough output, you will become naturally frustrated about the time and money wasting involved. If your results are good and serve your purpose whether it is health or genealogy related, you are bound to be satisfied. These are all standalone cases that don’t show much one way or another, in our opinion.