NFL players are having a hard time finding genetic testing services.
And it seems like the NFL is no exception.
According to a recent examiner article, the NFL has been forced to shut down its genetic testing service, Genetic Synonym, due to the difficulty of obtaining adequate testing services, particularly from genetic testing providers in the states where the league operates.
According a press release, “The NFL has recently faced increased demand for testing services and a lack of adequate testing facilities.
The NFLPA and Genetic Synopsis are committed to providing the best testing services to all players in all leagues. “
As a result of these circumstances, we have been forced, through the efforts of the NFL Players Association and the Genetic Synonymous service, to shut Genetic Synonyms down.
The NFLPA and Genetic Synopsis are committed to providing the best testing services to all players in all leagues.
We will continue to work with the NFL to ensure that our players are not overlooked.”
Genetic Synonym is the most comprehensive genetic testing program for NFL players, offering a full suite of tests, from DNA testing to test for cancer and other genetic conditions.
The team of doctors, scientists, geneticists, and genetic counselors that work for Genetic Synonomous have been contracted by the NFL, according to a press statement.
“Genetic Synergy was created to address the need for rapid and accurate tests for genetic diseases and medical conditions,” the team said.
The NFL is currently looking to acquire additional genetic testing and genetic testing testing services for players in the future.
But, according the team, genetic testing is not the only issue with Genetic Synonyms service.
The genetic testing facility is also not providing adequate testing for other genetic issues, like the prevalence of Huntington’s disease in NFL players.
The company is offering free DNA testing for all NFL players over the age of 21, but the testing service is not available for players over 18.
In an email to ESPN, the team stated that the testing services will be available at all levels of the team and that players should contact the Genetic Synergy team if they have any questions about the testing.
A statement from the NFL stated that “GeneticSynergy has made significant progress in its mission to provide accurate genetic testing for players across all NFL franchises and all NFL player groups, but it has been necessary to find other ways to expedite the process.
We look forward to providing all NFL teams and players with the best genetic testing resources possible.”
The NFL Players’ Association did not immediately respond to a request for comment.