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FDA Tells 23andMe to Halt Sales of Genetic Test

By Matthew Perrone | Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science.

Gene Scans Solve Mystery Diseases in Kids, Adults

By Marilynn Marchione | Friday Oct 4, 2013
Scientists have show they can solve a quarter of the mystery cases with strange symptoms by decoding the patients’ genes.

UK Police Accused of Wrongly Taking DNA of Gay Men

By Raphael Satter | Thursday Jan 17, 2013
British police have been accused of wrongly taking a DNA sample of a gay man after he was jailed and expelled from the army for having sex with a male squad mate 30 years ago.

Walgreen to hold off selling genetic test kits

Thursday May 13, 2010
The largest U.S. drugstore chain, Walgreen Co., says it is holding off selling genetic testing kits at its stores after the Food and Drug Administration raised concerns with the kits’ manufacturer.

Genetic tests for UK asylum seekers draw criticism

By Maria Cheng | Thursday Nov 5, 2009
Britain is using genetic tests on some African asylum seekers in an effort to catch those who are lying about their nationality, drawing criticism from scientists and provoking outrage from rights groups.
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