Mr. Stolyarov explains that the US Food and Drug Administration has hit a new low in warning the genetic testing service 23andMe to halt sales of its $99 testing kits. The kits are not a drug or medical treatment; they merely provide information and violate no one’s rights. The irrationality of some people is used as an excuse to deny everyone else potentially life-saving information while establishing artificial barriers that would prevent declines in the cost of medical care.
– “FDA warns Google-backed 23andMe to halt sales of genetic tests” – Toni Clarke – Reuters – November 25, 2013
– 23andMe Website
– Petition to “overrule the FDA’s decision to bar 23andMe from selling their potentially life-saving diagnostic kits”