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Producer of genetic testing kit won't provide health information

Filed Under: Health | National
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The maker of a genetic testing kit will stop providing health-related information to consumers in response to a warning from the Food and Drug Administration.

23andMe will continue to provide a genetic analysis to users of the product. The company says it can detail a person's Native American and other ancestry.

The FDA issued a warning letter two weeks ago that said the company shouldn't offer information about risks for certain diseases and conditions.

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Bowing again to the FDA, 23andMe stops issuing health-related genetic reports (The Washington Post 12/6)
Genetic Tester to Stop Providing Data on Health Risks (The New York Times 12/6)

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FDA orders maker of genetic test kit to stop selling product (11/26)


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