This article has been updated to clarify FDA's regulatory exemption plans for firms marketing similar tests. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Food and Drug Administration has granted premarket authorization for 10 genetic health risk reports from consumer-focused testing company 23andMe.

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