Questions Still Surround 23andMe Genetic Testing Kits Even After FDA Approval
There are many factors -- such as the fact that the kits can't predict whether a consumer will actually get a disease -- to keep in mind when it comes to the company's product.
Los Angeles Times:
What The New, FDA-Approved 23andMe Genetic Health Risk Reports Can, And Can't, Tell You
Genetic testing firm 23andMe got approval from the Food and Drug Administration last week to sell reports that show customers whether they have an increased genetic risk of developing certain diseases and conditions. The go-ahead is the first time the federal agency has approved such direct-to-consumer genetic tests and comes about three years after the FDA warned Mountain View, Calif.-based 23andMe to stop marketing its health reports because they lacked agency authorization. (Masunaga, 4/14)