What DTC Genetic Testing Can–and Can’t–Tell You

August 03, 2010
This week, Mary Carmichael of Newsweek is exploring the world of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing and deciding whether or not she’d like to find out about her own DNA information....
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GAO Studies Science Non-Scientifically

July 23, 2010
As we posted here on the Spittoon yesterday, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on “Direct-To-Consumer Genetic...
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Update on Congressional Hearing on Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing

July 22, 2010
This morning the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on “Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing and the Consequences to the...
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Absence of Evidence Is Not Evidence of Absence: Understanding What Genetic Testing Can (And Can’t) Tell You

July 21, 2010
Earlier today science writer Ed Yong wrote about his experience with 23andMe over at his blog, Not Exactly Rocket Science.   In this piece, he said that his 23andMe results...
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23andMe at FDA/CDRH Public Meeting on Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs)

July 20, 2010
The FDA/CDRH Public Meeting on Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) took place yesterday and today (July 19 and 20) in Washington, DC. Webcasts of both days will be available...
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Congressional Hearing on Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing

July 19, 2010
On Thursday, July 22, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce will hold a hearing on “Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing and the...
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Consumer Genomics Policy Forum Sponsored by 23andMe

July 15, 2010
On Wednesday July 14, 23andMe and California State Senator Alex Padilla co-hosted a day-long policy forum entitled “Genomics and the Consumer: The Present and Future of Personalized Medicine.”The approximately 150...
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Update on 23andMe and the FDA

July 12, 2010
On June 10, 2010, 23andMe received a letter from the Food and Drug administration (FDA) expressing the agency’s view that our Personal Genome Serviceâ„¢ may be subject to FDA regulation....
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Update on 23andMe and Committee on Energy and Commerce of the United States House of Representatives

July 08, 2010
As we have previously detailed here in the Spittoon, 23andMe received a letter from the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the United States House of Representatives asking for details...
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SNPwatch: Uncertainty Surrounds Longevity GWAS

July 07, 2010
[Update: This study was formally retracted by Science on July 22, 2011] A genome-wide association study of extreme longevity published last week in the journal Science has been receiving a...
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