23andMe gets FDA green light for cancer risk test | TechCrunch

 

While a great many people may be reluctant to give up personal information, as an example a genetic test to find out how many folks you are made up of, I think that this concept of being able to isolate cancer causing genes could be a new and better way to learn if your are susceptible.

There was never any history of cancer in my family, and yet I got it.  Fortunately as far as I know it is gone after taking the steps to deal with it.  But there is always that lingering feeling that it could come back.  Testing, even a person who has had cancer could give just the right heads up.

 

Genetic testing powerhouse 23andMe announced today that it’s officially received the FDA go-ahead to launch a direct-to-consumer testing kit for genes linked to various forms of cancer. The…

Source: 23andMe gets FDA green light for cancer risk test | TechCrunch

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