FDA panel could soon approve 23andMe home genetics test

February 21, 2015 2:44 PM

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Federal health officials are making some DNA tests more accessible i. e. the tests, which are done to detect genetic disorders in parents, which could be inheritable. This announcement by officials is good news for genetic testing firm 23andMe.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, preliminary review is not needed before companies can provide carrier screening tests. Presently, the tests are done by health care professionals. And these tests are used by people, who are planning to have children and are healthy, however could carry...

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