23andme wins FDA approval for genetic test kit

February 20, 2015 10:24 AM

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You might recognize the name 23andMe as the company that sold home genetic testing kits. Back in 2013, 23andme was all but shut down by the FDA when the FDA ruled that the company could no longer sell its genetic testing kits. In a big turnaround, the FDA has now granted approval to 23andme to sell a home genetic test kit for one specific rare genetic disease.

The disease is called Bloom Syndrome and it is associated with people who are of short stature, have sun sensitivity, and is highlighted by an increased risk of cancers. Those who suffer from the rare condition can develop any type of cancer that is found in the general population, but they often ge...

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