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Breast Cancer Genes and Patient Protection in an Era of Personalized Medicine

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Karuna Jaggar

As our scientific and medical communities forge ahead in developing new technologies and tests that may help us better understand our individual risk of disease, we should also insist that all genetic testing companies uphold the highest, patient-centered scientific and ethical standards.

Genetic Testing Needs a Nudge

Dov Fox | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
Dov Fox

This innovative approach to the management of genetic health information better balances the goals of patient health and consumer freedom. Genetic testing is the next frontier of personalized medicine. But it needs a nudge.

How FDA and 23andMe Dance Around Evidence That Is Not There

Cecile Janssens | Posted 03.29.2014 | Science
Cecile Janssens

23andMe has to demonstrate that their test predicts all of the 120 common diseases and 25 tests for drug response about which it makes claims - for customers of all ages and ethnicities.

How I Opened A Pandora's Box With A DNA-Testing Kit

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.17.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Just because you can do something doesn't mean you necessarily should, right? I'm in one of those on-the-fence places right now because I've just gotten the results back from a DNA-testing kit that I used for my two children adopted from China.

Enough With Business Models Exploiting User Data -- Why 23andMe and Google Are Not Users' Friends

Nathan Newman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Nathan Newman

We should be glad the FDA put a temporary stop to its marketing but we need a far broader public debate on how to ensure that consumers don't give up valuable personal data in general without being fully informed of its value and creating the option for consumers to opt out of data sharing and aggregation all together.

WATCH: Personal Genetic Testing Saved My Life

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Last month, the Food and Drug Administration ordered the Google-backed startup 23andMe to stop providing health information to the customers who purch...

The FDA and 23andMe: Regulating Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests

Ruth Macklin | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

Whatever the outcome of the lawsuit, the FDA's action and people's eagerness to obtain their genomic information indicate the need for public education. Except for specialists in human genetics, even many doctors lack sufficient training to interpret the results of genetic tests.

Why the World Keeps Talking About 23andMe

Tim Spector | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science
Tim Spector

To the rest of the world, the priorities of U.S. authorities in shutting down a company based solidly on science and largely academic discoveries are hard to fathom.

23andGUVMT -- Health and Safety or What? An Antiestablishment Perspective

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

In effect, the argument the FDA makes is that people are too ignorant or irresponsible to have access to information about their own body. This is the heart of the issue, and it is a troubling argument.

The Future of Testing Your Genetic Future

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

This week, 23andMe, the Google-backed DTC genetic test company, stunned many observers by agreeing to stop sales of its $99 genetic test kit online, saying it will now release only ancestry information and raw data without interpretation.

Google-Backed Genetics Company Slammed With $5 Million Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Genetic testing company 23andMe has been slammed with a $5 million lawsuit less than a week after the Federal Drug Administration ordered the company ...

FDA Just Banned 23andMe's DNA Testing Kits, and Users Are Fighting Back

Berin Szoka | Posted 01.26.2014 | Technology
Berin Szoka

Today, the FDA shut down further sales of the saliva home-test kit, citing the "potential health consequences that could result from false positive or false negative assessments for high-risk indications.

The Real Problem With 23andMe

Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 11/26/2013 03:17 PM EST on LiveScience A major shortcoming of the genetic tests offered by the Goog...

FDA Tells Google-Backed Startup To Stop Selling Genetic Tests

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test k...

Commercialized Genomics: Caveat Emptor

Steve Heilig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Steve Heilig

But again, personal genetic tests are now available and being pushed at us aggressively -- sometimes with fishy-looking endorsements attached.

Designer Baby Technology May Be Here, But Will We Use It?

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.07.2013 | Technology

We may be one step closer to designer babies. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent last Tuesday to the Silicon Valley company 23and...

23andMe's Designer Baby Patent

Dov Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Dov Fox

Congress should consider amending the patent law to appoint ethical representatives to the PTO. Its present staff, given their alternative professional backgrounds and competing professional responsibilities, cannot reasonably be expected to account for the relevant methodology and literature.

You Will Die Itchy and a Little Fat

Mark Morford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Mark Morford

American! Are you bored? Jaded by the government shutdown and the squishy Tea Party imbeciles that caused it, but not quite yet completely paralyzed with fear that the world is closing in around you?

Science Education Fuels Innovation

Anne Wojcicki | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Anne Wojcicki

April 25th is DNA Day. I know, you probably had no idea. If you are like a lot of Americans, you don't give much thought to DNA or genetic science in general. You should.

Genetics Class Gets VERY Personal

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 02.27.2013 | Science

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Bakir Hajdarevic didn't have to study for the most important test in a class last fall. He just had to spit – a lot. The 19-...

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 3

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

I see personal genomics more generally evolving rapidly to become a major part of everyday life for Americans and around the globe. At the same time, potential problems associated with it will continue to emerge in parallel and merit serious evaluation.

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 2

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

In my first piece on personal genomics, I wrote about how data on one's genome can provide information on one's disease risk. Such personal genomics studies estimate the probability of someone getting a disease.

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 1

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

A revolutionary biomedical phenomenon called "personal genomics" is poised to fundamentally change how you think about your health and your family history.

Will The FDA Approve A DNA Kit Funded By Google Co-Founders?

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 09.29.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Genetic test maker 23andMe is asking the Food and Drug Administration to approve its personalized DNA test in a move that, if succ...

How Do Tech Companies Name Stuff?

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 12.18.2011 | Technology

From inventing personal card-readers that let you set up a small business anywhere to mapping our genetic makeup, tech companies do a lot of cool stuf...