The FDA has been attempting to censor an individual's right to know our own genes, by shutting down access to personal genetic testing.
Thomas Goetz, who is just as outraged as I am, writes: "The controversy here rests on a single assumption: That the typical ... American isn't prepared to learn about their DNA ... We can't handle the truth."
Fortunately, Scripps has recently offered supporting evidence for those who oppose such government overreaching.
In any case, there is a face-saving alternative for the FDA, which is to partition the two activities (offering genetic testing services, and making scientific claims on genetic variants). Perhaps no single entity or private company should do both. But don't take away our right to know our own genes, under the guise of consumer protection.