Monthly Archives: November 2013

Re: [GRG] 23andMe ordered to stop selling saliva collection kit – White House Petititon

Brody, I largely agree with your assessment, except for the intolerance for erroneous information. In this case and others like it, the need outweighs the risks such that any data is likely to be better than none. Unfortunately misinformation in … Continue reading

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Re: [GRG] Diagnostics on Demand – DARPA

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-articles/modern-microfluidics-via-lab- on-a-chip/5063/ Nov 15, 2013 (Vol. 33, No. 20) Modern Microfluidics via Lab-on-a-Chip From our November 15 issue: Platforms that manage microscale and nanoscale fluid flows effectively bring the laboratory to the patient’s bedside (or anywhere else). Josh P. Roberts … Continue reading

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Re: [GRG] mechanism behind blood stem cells’ longevity – U. Penn.

http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/researchers-penn-uncover- mechanism-behind-blood-stem-cells-longevity Researchers at Penn Uncover Mechanism Behind Blood Stem Cells’ Longevity facebook twitter google print email Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573- 6604November 25, 2013 The blood stem cells that live in bone marrow are at the top … Continue reading

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Re: [GRG] 23andMe ordered to stop selling saliva collection kit – White House Petititon

Hi, Just to be clear – 23andme already does tell you exactly what alleles you have and does have links to the scientific literature and does have indications of the confidence of the data. You can even download the complete … Continue reading

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Re: [GRG] 23andMe ordered to stop selling saliva collection kit – White House Petititon

Not to rain on the FDA hate parade too much here, but I think the point is that the FDA has been abundantly clear to the company about the regulatory requirements, and that the recent decision was a result of … Continue reading

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Re: [GRG] 23andMe ordered to stop selling saliva collection kit – White House Petititon

Hi all, There is now a White House petition to overrule the FDA decision. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/overrule-fdas-decision-bar-23andme-selling-their-potentially-life-saving-diagnostic-kits/96BRCYNB You will need to register at the site to sign it if you haven’t already done so. Steve Clarke

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Re: [GRG] 23andMe ordered to stop selling saliva collection kit

FDA would expect this of any company supplying genetic information as a basis for determining disease risk, doing diagnosis or similar.  I don’t know in a case like this if FDA wants justification from the literature for disease risk and … Continue reading

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