Genetic-testing start-up 23andMe and a dozen of its California-based peers were ordered by state health officials last week to stop selling DNA tests to consumers until their operations could be investigated for compliance with state standards, according to the Associated Press.
The California Department of Public Health sent cease and desist letters to 13 companies, including Navigenics and 23andMe, which was co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, the wife of Google's Sergey Brin.
The reason? Consumers have apparently complained about the cost and accuracy of direct-to-consumer genetic tests newly available from the Web. Health officials want to ensure that the companies … Read more