Regulating DTC testing is common sense

by jeeg 23. June 2010 01:35
Mike the Mad Biologist thinks regulating DTC testing is common sense.  On his blog he says: This post might put me at odds with much of the science bloggysphere, but I think a lot of the concern over congressional and FDA hearings over whether 'over-the-counter' genetic screening and ... [More]

FDA Starts to Look at DTC Genetic Testing

by jeeg 14. June 2010 23:58
The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on 23andMe and other companies that sell genetic tests directly to consumers. The F.D.A. sent letters this week to five companies involved in that business, saying their tests are medical devices that must receive regulatory approval befo... [More]

FDA sends letters to Illumina and genomics suspected of selling unapproved products

by jeeg 12. June 2010 00:26
  FDA has informed four consumer genomics services providers and Illumina that it believes the firms are selling unapproved diagnostic devices, according to a report published by the GenomeWeb Daily News. Letters were sent to Knome, 23andMe, Decode Genetics, and Navigenics. Illumina also ... [More]

Inborn Talent Genetic Test: New Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test for Buffoonery

by jeeg 11. June 2010 20:20
Absurdism is a philosophy stating that the efforts of humanity to find inherent meaning in the universe will ultimately fail (and hence are absurd), because no such meaning exists, at least in relation to the individual. “The Absurd,” therefore, is commonly used in philosophical di... [More]

Stanford Joins Berkeley in Genotyping Students

by jeeg 10. June 2010 19:14
It seems simple enough: Swab the inside of your cheek, mail it to a genetic testing company and a short time later you’ll get a report about your risks for certain diseases. But if you then decide to share the information with your physician in hopes of getting more guidance, you may hav... [More]

U.S. House panel probes personal genetic tests

by jeeg 20. May 2010 02:24
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives committee is investigating personal genetic testing kits after one company attempted to sell its test through retailers, lawmakers said on Wednesday. The House Energy and Commerce Committee asked 23andMe Inc, Navigenics Inc and Pathway Ge... [More]

Berkeley Adopts Controversial Genetic Testing Program

by jeeg 19. May 2010 18:49
Instead of the usual required summer-reading book, this year’s incoming freshmen at the University of California, Berkeley, will get something quite different: a cotton swab on which they can, if they choose, send in a DNA sample. The university said it would analyze the samples, from in... [More]

DNA Ancestry Tests Questioned

by jeeg 14. May 2010 01:29
  Companies that sell gene tests to help people trace their lineage offer “no quality assurance guarantee” and should strengthen the science behind their services, researchers led by a Duke University scientist said. Inc. in Provo, Utah, Pathway Genomics Corp. in ... [More]

24 Hour Genetic Testing at your local Walgreens

by jeeg 12. May 2010 21:22
Courtesy of Pathway Genomics and Walgreens Pharmacy, on Friday in 7500 pharmacies around the nation, you too can send your spit off for genetic analysis and find out your genetic predisposition for a wide range of conditions including breast cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease, says the ... [More]
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