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Ensure that genetic tests are accurate: Our view
USA Today

Opening the door to genetic testing and its potential health benefits to anyone with $99 and the desire to spit into a test tube is an exciting prospect. But only if the tests are accurate, the interpretations meaningful, and the results understandable to the average consumer. That’s what the Food and Drug Administration was trying to ensure when it recently warned DNA-testing service 23andMe to stop marketing and selling its health-related DNA tests directly to consumers until it gets government clearance.

The FDA’s scathing letter said the company had failed to provide studies the agency has been seeking for years.

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