23andMe’s rush to market irresponsible

Pretty soon, you’ll be able to swab your nose or mouth at home and be able to find out whether you have the flu, instead of having to trek, with fever and chills, all the way to the doctor’s office.

Home health testing is the future. You can already find out whether you are ovulating, measure your blood alcohol level, test yourself for the presence of illegal drugs, check your cholesterol or blood sugar, even find out whether you might have HIV or hepatitis C, all in the comfort of your own home and all approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

But as the company 23andMe has recently shown us, there is a responsible way to approach home health testing and a sketchy way.

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