FDA should allow 23andMe to carry on

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The FDA has banned 23andMe from selling its personal genetic testing kits. But consumers should know the truth about themselves—and so policymakers should set the company free.

One would think in an age where everyone is required to have health insurance that we’d want to get the best information about our health as possible. Then, one would think, we could take necessary precautions.

After all, information—especially genetic information—is one of the most important pieces of health care data, which is precisely why every time you join a doctor’s office they ask you for a proxy: “family health information” or when you answer if something “runs in the family.”

So why is the Food and Drug Administration shutting down the genetic testing and health information company 23andMe?

Read the full, original story: 23andMe and Me: Why Policymakers Should Set the Genetic Testing Company Free

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