The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a warning to the popular 23andMe genealogy testing company concerning that company's popular Personal Genome Service (PGS). (My earlier report about that letter may be found at http://goo.gl/KgkpX2.) Now 23andMe has changed its service offerings.
The following is a quote from the 23andMe web site at https://www.23andme.com/ancestry-only-notice:
Welcome to 23andMe.
At this time, we have suspended our health-related genetic tests to comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s directive to discontinue new consumer access during our regulatory review process.
We are continuing to provide you with both ancestry-related genetic tests and raw genetic data, without 23andMe’s interpretation.
If you are an existing customer please click the button below and then go to the health page for additional information. If you are a customer who purchased before November 22, 2013, you will still have access to your health-related results.
We remain firmly committed to fulfilling our long-term mission to help people everywhere have access to their own genetic data and have the ability to use that information to improve their lives.
Upon entering the site, please confirm you understand the new changes in our services.
You can find the notice at https://www.23andme.com/ancestry-only-notice.
NOTE: The FDA letter did not raise any objections to genealogy uses of DNA.