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Genetic Testing: It's Complicated

We readily use the term "genetic testing" in daily conversations. But we are dangerously close to oversimplifying a broad and multidimensional field of medical research. The fundamental challenge lies in how we translate complex, molecular technologies in a laboratory into actionable genetic …

23andMe Has New Personal Genetics Pitch From Arnold N.Y.

Better to know your genetic fate or not? In a campaign breaking this week for 23andMe, a California-based personal genetics company, Arnold New York …

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 …

FDA Tells 23andMe to Quit Selling Genetic Testing Kits

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to genetics testing company 23andMe to immediately halt sales of its Saliva Collection Kit and Personal Genome Service (PGS).<p>In a letter, the FDA said the DNA-testing products were being sold without …