23andMe moves into Canada, will report health information

While the Food and Drug Administration slowly mulls the legality of the low-cost genetics tests offered by 23andMe, the Mountain View-based startup is taking its services to a place where the FDA’s jurisdiction doesn’t apply. On Wednesday, the company announced that it was expanding into Canada, allowing anyone who wants it to send in small saliva samples to receive comprehensive DNA reports for both their family ancestry and–unlike Americans–their genetic information.

In an announcement, 23andMe said Canadians will be privy to “108 health-related reports,” including “genetic risk factors for various health conditions, drug response, trait reports, and inherited conditions.” Some 20,000 Canadians have already taken advantage of its services, which cost $199.

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