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Regulating 23andMe

A number of companies, such as 23andMe, allow individuals to sequence their own genes in order to attempt to determine if they have an elevated risk for certian diseases. This sector has largely been unregulated…until now. The Economist reports, On November 22nd the FDA…sent a stern letter to 23andMe, a genetic-testing firm. Despite “more than […]

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The Problem with Genetic Testing

Deciding whether to get tested for genetic diseases is a choice many people will face in the coming years.  By knowing whether or not you are more likely to develop a given disease, you may be able to change your health habits or seek earlier medical treatment.  In addition, genetic testing provides additional knowledge useful […]

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