23andMe Pledges QC

23andMe took to its blog, The Spittoon, yesterday to provide a public update on the recent sample switch-up at its contracted partner, LabCorp. The DTC firm confirms that "the processing mistake was caused by human error and the incorrect placement of a single 96-well plate used in processing samples." 23andMe writes that, along with their contracted laboratory, they are taking measures to prevent future mix-ups.

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