Glossary

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FDA

"The Food & Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation." ("What We Do." US Food & Drug Administration. Accessed May 8, 2018). 

Framework

"Framework means determining when the law and rules of research should apply versus the law and rules of clinical care, and whether innovation beyond this conventional dichotomy is needed, to address the translational process as genomic sequencing moves from research to clinical use." The LawSeqSM Framework Task Force has also considered the law and rules of public health genomics and direct-to-consumer (DTC) genomics. (LawSeqSM Methodology. Accessed May 8, 2018). 

FTC

The Federal Trade Commission is "the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy. The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers’ interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies." ("About the FTC." Federal Trade Commission. Accessed May 8, 2018).