FDA Orders 23andMe to Halt Sales of DNA Tests

Anna Edney, reporting for Bloomberg:

23andMe Inc., the Google Inc.-backed DNA analysis company co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, was told by U.S. regulators to halt sales of its main product because it’s being sold without “marketing clearance or approval.” […]

Wojcicki, who recently separated from her husband, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, started 23andMe about six years ago to help people assess their risk of cancer, heart disease and other medical conditions.

I feel obligated to point out that 23andMe sponsored my podcast, The Talk Show, back in July this year.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013