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It's easy to feel sorry for 23andme

2013-11-26 02:46:06.70418+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

It's easy to feel sorry for 23andme, until you read the FDA's letter... http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/Enfor...arningLetters/2013/ucm376296.htm

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-11-26 12:01:08.317025+00 by: meuon

That is the nicest and most comprehensive letter I have seen from a government agency in a while. I've been following 23andme a little, because it's a great idea, has a solid scientific underpinnings, but seems to have been stretched into unsupported claims. If marketed to Doctors, and results relayed through them it would probably be a $1k+ test.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-11-27 18:28:07.572625+00 by: TC

I'm a big supporter of 23andMe and I'm not worried about their survival, but they really do need to be watched/challenged on their claims. This is new stuff and the veracity of their claims MUST be challenged or this entire industry will become rife with snake oil peddlers .