FDA orders 23andMe to stop selling genetic tests

23andMe has been advertising that its tests offer diagnostic information for a variety of human conditions.

23andMe, the pioneering genetic screening service, has been told by the FDA that it “must immediately discontinue” marketing of its Personal Genome Service (PGS) until it receives FDA authorization.

 

 

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Genetic Testing: Do We Really Want To Know Everything Our Genome Has To Say?

Genetic Testing: Do We Really Want To Know Everything Our Genome Has To Say? 

 

Once impenetrable, the individual genetic code is becoming an open book thanks to kits that scan for genes linked to scores of traits and diseases, from bladder cancer and baldness to male infertility and memory loss.

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Best Invention Of The Year 2008 From Time: DNA Test “23andMe”

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Award Winning DNA Test Called 23 and ME

Time Magazine has announced the 50 best inventions of 2008 and at its top is a DNA test called 23andMe. It’s not as well-known as the iPhone, Time’s best invention of 2007, but if 23andMe catches on, it will change how much we know about ourselves, our families, and possibly, about others.

Created by Anne Wojcicki and Linda Avey, 23andMe is a mail order, self-administered DNA test! For $399, you receive a 23andMe kit containing a funnel and cap. You spit into the funnel, cap it, and return it to 23andMe’s special laboratory for analysis. In four to six weeks, you will receive an email from the company, letting you know how to find your results online.

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