23andMe Suspends Health Interpretations

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe has halted offering its health-related genetic interpretation service to new customers.

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General public neads

General public neads interpretation of 23andMe tests because of the lack of (open) access to scientific literature and inablitity to understand it.

I know one case where 23andMe results explained why someone's condition deteriorated rapidly after taking prescribed treatment. Thanks to 23andMe health results this person will not be midiagnosed again.

As a 23andme customer, it is

As a 23andme customer, it is VERY CLEAR that they do not advocate taking direct action on any of the predictions, but instead use is as a basis for working with healthcare professionals. The claim by FDA that someone with a high risk of breast cancer from the 23andMe screening would undergo unnecessary tests is absurd-maybe it will prevent all women from undergoing the very expensive breast cancer screening, though. I found that I have a 40% increased risk of colorectal cancer, so maybe I'll stop putting off that colonoscopy. How is that bad? It is MY information and I have a right to it. I believe that the FDA is being influenced by pharma and AMA, and they are supposed to be independent and impartial.

As a 23andme customer, it is

As a 23andme customer, it is VERY CLEAR that they do not advocate taking direct action on any of the predictions, but instead use is as a basis for working with healthcare professionals. The claim by FDA that someone with a high risk of breast cancer from the 23andMe screening would undergo unnecessary tests is absurd-maybe it will prevent all women from undergoing the very expensive breast cancer screening, though. I found that I have a 40% increased risk of colorectal cancer, so maybe I'll stop putting off that colonoscopy. How is that bad? It is MY information and I have a right to it. I believe that the FDA is being influenced by pharma and AMA, and they are supposed to be independent and impartial.

How is it then than almost

How is it then than almost 40% of colonoscopy are overprescribed and almost always find something that will resorb itself. Your quest for disease is a bit of a joke. Both my parents dies from colon cancer... eat well, exercice and lower your stress. That a hell of a longer stretch than you lazy mutation. Same for the other one off story on top. Some person got missdiagnosed, ouuuuuhhhaaaaaa, do you know how many people are allergic to demerol in fall in shack at emergency ward from it. Your story has no clinical worth, in a SYSTEM like a hopsital, it is useless, completely useless. You might understand that when you go through hundreds and hundreds of fat bloated patients witha 23nme test who watch NFL super sunday all day long and swallow gallions of grease, alcool and sweet all day long. Good luck with your useless test. I'll stick to simple things, like eating less red meat and eating more fibers. Something my parents never did but KNEW...

Great Info. Thanks for the

Great Info. Thanks for the your effort. Appreciate it.