FDA wins high-profile support in consumer genetics kerfuffle

by jeeg 14. March 2014 21:20
  When the Food & Drug Administration last November ordered the Mountain View, Calif.-based firm 23andMe to stop marketing its health-related genetic test kit to consumers, the ensuing debate took on a "rage against the machine" tenor. Entrepreneurs, patients' rights advocates and geneti... [More]

Consumer gene tests poised for regulatory green light

by jeeg 11. September 2012 20:34
When US lawmakers hauled direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing companies into congressional hearings in July 2010, it seemed clear that the industry was in for a shakedown. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had already mailed stern letters to 20 different firms warning that their genetic ... [More]
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