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FDA to 23andMe: Stop DNA testing

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>23andMe has made a name for itself providing a service many people didn’t even know they needed: a complete …

$99 23andMe DNA Test Could Predict Your Entire Health Future

Our current health care system is built around reaction: doctors wait for patients to fall ill and only then find a way to heal them. But what if, …

Molecular Biology

It’s Really Easy to Get Your Genetic Results. But Good Luck Making Sense of Them.

A ge­net­ic test a few years ago told Cath­er­ine Afar­i­an and her hus­band that their fu­ture child would have a 50 per­cent chance of …

Molecular Biology

The FDA Just Ruined Your Plans To Buy 23andMe's DNA Test As A Christmas Present

Hope you weren’t planning to give your relatives the gift of genetic insight through 23andMe this holiday season. The maker of the $99 genetic test got a warning letter from the FDA last week, forbidding it from selling its spit-in-a-vial kits.<p>Disclosure: I am a 23andMe customer. I sent my spit to …

Anonymity In Genetic Research Can Be Fleeting

People who volunteer for medical research usually expect to remain anonymous. That includes people who donate their DNA for use in genetic studies.<p>But now researchers have shown that in some cases, they can trace research subjects' DNA back to them with ease. And they say the risk of being …