Snippet from the article:
23andMe Inc., the Google Inc.-backed DNA analysis company co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, was told by U.S. regulators to halt sales of its main product because it’s being sold without â€œmarketing clearance or approval.â€
The Saliva Collection Kit and Personal Genome Service, or PGS, tells users whether they carry a disease, are at risk of a disease and would respond to a drug. Most of the uses fall into the category of a medical device and require Food and Drug Administration approval, the agency told the Mountain View, California-based company in a Nov. 22 letter made public today.
Read the rest — FDA Tells Google-Backed 23andMe to Halt DNA Test Service
I subscribe to this service and such an action by the FDA is very disappointing. This is an inexpensive service ($200) that allows you to look at your genome and compare it to others with various diseases and genetic traits. Most of my family uses it, and it gives us the security that only good data can provide.