Lead: European Academies Science Advisory Council - EASAC.
European Academies Science Advisory Council - EASAC, with the involvement of the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP). Developments in genetics are facilitating the predictive screening of disease. But tests for complex disorders, of questionable value, are being offered direct to consumers through the internet. This project, the first collaboration between the academies' networks EASAC and FEAM, aims to inform policy-makers and the public about the balance between encouraging responsible testing and protecting against unsound testing.