NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) –The US Food and Drug Administration has accepted for review 23andMe's 510(k) application for a single-condition health report, the consumer genomics firm informed customers.

"Although the submission focuses on a single rare but serious inherited condition we report to customers — Bloom syndrome — it is an important step in our work with the FDA in the coming months," Kathy Hibbs, 23andMe's chief legal and regulatory officer, wrote in a blog post.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

The New York Times profiles 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki and describes how she bounced back from a bad year.

Fotis Kafatos, the founding president of the European Research Council, has died, according to the Associated Press.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of honeybee disease, microRNA profiles of people with lupus nephritis, and more.

The Verge's Angela Chen tried out a gene test for fitness advice, but didn't learn much new information.