FDA Cracking Down on DNA-Test Providers

FDA Cracking Down on DNA-Test Providers

After scaring Walgreens out of the genetic-testing business, the FDA has now decided to crack down on the entire industry, and will be subjecting DNA tests to the same rules that it applies to medical devices such as blood-glucose meters. [More]

Congress Putting Genetic-Testing Companies Under Microscope

Congress Putting Genetic-Testing Companies Under Microscope

While Walgreens may have voluntarily chosen not to sell home genetic testing kits in the face of an FDA investigation, its action has brought attention to the entire for-profit testing industry, and others may not have the luxury to quietly shut down on their own. A congressional committee is looking into the business, and could end up regulating the industry. [More]