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FDA tells 23andMe to stop selling genetic-testing kits

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LOS ANGELES — Government regulators have ordered a Silicon Valley genetic-testing startup funded by Google to halt sales of its product to consumers.

In a letter published Monday, the Food and Drug Administration said 23andMe was selling its “Saliva Collection Kit and Personal Genome Service” in violation of federal law. “FDA is concerned about the public health consequences of inaccurate results from the PGS device,” the agency said Monday. “The main purpose of compliance with FDA’s regulatory requirements is to ensure that the tests work.”

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