By 23andMe founders Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki.Gene Journal (now called Health and Traits) section. 23andMe was granted a license on August 15th, which clears the way for us to continue offering our services in California. In the meantime, we’re waiting to hear from New York on guidelines they’ve indicated they’ll propose.It’s clear that this is only the start of the dialogue between regulators and genomics companies that offer direct-to-consumer services. Our hope is that the state and federal agencies will harmonize their efforts so that proper regulation is meted out consistently and with a clear purpose. Longer term, it’s also evident that new regulations are needed to ensure privacy and freedom of choice to enable individuals to make their own decisions about what is most personal, including access to their own genetic information.
23andMe Welcomes Continued Dialogue with Regulators
August 26, 2008