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FDA approves at-home test kits for inherited cancer: how useful are they?

https://www.facingourrisk.org/XRAY/fda-approves-dtc-testing
Full article: https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm599560.htm

Genetic testing for health conditions (such as risk for cancer) typically requires a prescription from a doctor. Until recently, direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing has focused on tests to learn your ancestry and find of unknown branches of family trees. A laboratory called 23andMe that provides direct-to-consumer genetic testing has been given FDA approval to report results for 3 mutations found in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. The FDA statement provides details about this approval and warns people about the limitations of the 23andMe test. (03/19/18)

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