Emily Jane Smith

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The FDA should leave 23andMe alone

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered a halt to sales of the Personal Genome Service (PGS) kit offered by the startup 23andMe. If you spit into a tube and send it along with $99, 23andMe provides you with information "on 240+ health conditions and traits" in your genetic code.<p>The FDA …

FDA Warns, Shames 23andMe Over Its Genetic Testing Kits

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Food and Drug Administration has issued a severe warning to DIY DNA testing firm 23andMe, …

Should You Worry about 23andMe Patenting "Designer Babies"? - MIT Technology Review

Last week, consumer genetics company 23andMe was granted a U.S. patent for a method of predicting, from parents’ DNA, the likelihood that their baby …

Build-a-Baby gets patented by 23andMe. Cue outrage.

A slightly unsavory patent emerged into the light today. Human genomics startup 23andMe patented a 'calculator' to allow people to pick and choose …

$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, …