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23andMe Has Accelerated The Consumer Genomics Debate

This article was originally published in Start Up

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23andMe’s battle with FDA is another reminder that genomics is rapidly becoming incorporated not only into the clinic, but also into everyday life. It is forcing FDA and other agencies to take a stand on critical technical, legal, and ethical issues, which will influence the strategies of medical diagnostics and pharmaceutical companies as well as labs performing tests directly for the consumer.

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