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Genetic Testing Company 23andMe Returns to Market

23andMe is back as the only company providing genetic profiling information directly to consumers — with some very important changes

The company that takes your spit sample and sends you a report on your genetic makeup — your DNA-based risk for diseases like Alzheimer’s and mental illness and more — is back in business. In 2013, 23andMe stopped analyzing people’s DNA for medical conditions after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined the company lacked the proper approval to give people potentially life-altering information about their health. 23andMe maintained the information in its reports was not meant to be diagnostic, just informative and educational, but the FDA disagreed, and the company pulled its health-related genetic testing services.