The Scary Truth Behind 23andMe

The FDA Isn’t So Sure About It

Photo Credit: @HITpol / Twitter
Photo Credit: @HITpol / Twitter

23andMe have had their fair share of issues with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Normally, when people find out important genetic information, they do so in a hospital alongside a qualified genetic counsellor who can talk them through what different gene markers mean and what they should do next.

It took a long time for the FDA to allow 23andMe to release information about medical conditions (including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s) to customers.