By Eric Crampton 06/09/2016


I knew that genetic testing service 23andMe was having FDA trouble in the US: the FDA restricted 23andMe from providing health advice based on its genetic tests except where the FDA approved the specific tests.

As Gizmodo put it, you’re getting less service for more money, but with an FDA seal of approval on those tests you can get.

I didn’t know that 23andMe was self-censoring in other jurisdictions absent positive government approval. And New Zealand is consequently a censored regime.

On those, Thomas Lumley chimed in:

So. Can we get our acts together in NZ so that folks here can get full-version access to 23andMe? Please?

There is a workaround in the meantime though:

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