23andMe scores small victory in FDA battle over DNA testing kits

February 20, 2015 1:18 AM

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23andMe scores small victory in FDA battle over DNA testing kits

Biotech company 23andMe took a step toward resuming the sale of its home genetics testing kit on Thursday when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recognized the company could accurately test customers’ for Bloom syndrome, an inherited physical disorder.

After a protracted battle with the company, the FDA in November 2013 compelled 23andMe to stop offering some of its genetic testing services after regulators questioned the accuracy of the results and warned of the danger of consumers receiving life-changing health information that doesn’t come from...

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