The tests are meant to be used to "make decisions about lifestyle choices or to inform discussions with a health care professional", the FDA stated in a news release.
The tests work by isolating DNA from a saliva sample; this sample is then tested for 500,000 genetic variants.
The 10 conditions are all heavily determined by DNA variants - and the company has demonstrated the ability to relay the risk factors in consumer-friendly ways that have been backed by peer-reviewed science, the federal agency announced.
EU regulators approve Fox plans to buy Sky
The European Commission has cleared 21st Century Fox's acquisition of Sky, concluding that the move raised no anti-trust concerns. Britain's Ofcom is still investigating whether the deal would serve the public, and is due to issue its report by May 16.
In a historical approval by the U.S. FDA, 23andMe, a personal genomics and biotechnology company based in California, has been allowed to directly market to consumers its Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk (GHR) tests for as many as 10 conditions or diseases. It said it may also exempt such tests from other companies that meet preliminary expectations.
The FDA said 23andMe will not be required to submit additional tests for review prior to being marketed. Genetic tests used for diagnosis or to determine a preventative course of treatment-such as the BRCA test, which indicates a high risk for breast and ovarian cancer and often leads to prophylactic surgery-are excluded from this FDA approval. In 2013, the company was under tough scrutiny by the FDA, and received a warning letter regarding the accuracy of their results for over 250 health conditions.
Users of these tests should consult a health care professional with questions or concerns about results, the FDA said.
This makes sense as e-commerce in the US has slowed down and Amazon is facing tough competition from Alibaba BABA and eBay EBAY. Our phone seem to do anything these days, and Amazon joins the list of companies vying for your digital signature.
Abella made this announcement in a statement issued on Wednesday, a day after Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael D. The 69-year-old Sueno said he "wholeheartedly" accepted the decision, but he also maintained his innocence.
He said both he and Jonas had joined the liberation struggle as youths to help bring South Africa to where it is today. Pravin Gordhan was replaced by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba , the president's office said in a statement .
White House official said Trump wanted to work with China and described the discussions over North Korea as a test for the U.S. This latest trial comes ahead of a summit between USA and Chinese leaders who are set to discuss Pyongyang's arms programme.
It's not clear whether the attack on the air base was the first of a broader campaign against the Assad regime. Security Council resolution authorizing sanctions against the Syrian government for chemical weapons use.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte during the EPL match at home to Manchester City April 5, 2017 . "They know very well the situation". The Italian manager said , "The difference between Chelsea and Tottenham is this - if you are with Chelsea and win, it's normal".
A lot of them were probably fake, but one of these "rogue" accounts has actually drawn the ire of the Trump administration. This week the company told the accountholder about the summons, and told the government that it would challenge the order.
While the ceremony is this week, most of us will not get to see it until the end of the month when it will be broadcast on HBO. Other artists being inducted are Pearl Jam , ELO, YES, Joan Baez and the late Tupac Shakur as well as Nile Rogers.
Barcelona is closing in on La Liga leaders Real Madrid as they attained an emphatic 3-0 victory over fellow title rivals Sevilla. The Spanish side enters the match now enduring its worst moment of the season, winless in their last five matches.
Trump Tells NYT Obama Aide Might Have Broken Law
Susan Rice , national security adviser for President Barack Obama, participates in a briefing at the White House on July 22, 2015. So is unmasking the identities of American citizens incidentally caught in surveillance, such as the identity of retired Lt.
The Masters 2017: 5 best moments in history
And he has no regrets over how last year's tournament played out. "I was proud of the way we fought that day too". And, most of all, have some fun playing on the course that he dreamed of playing on as a Dallas golf kid.
McConnell reaches out to Romney about possible Senate bid
Despite Senator Hatch still deciding if he'll run for an eighth term rumors about Romney are flying. "I think it's just that". Now that is not to say that Romney - a relatively youthful-looking and quite vigorous man - would stand out in the Senate.
Why wait? Second time's the charm at recent Masters
He said English golf was enjoying something of a golden age at the moment with a record 11 players in the Augusta field. Since the tournament started, only three players won as rookies, including the first champion Horton Smith in 1934.
Google, Amazon eye Toshiba's chip unit
The U.S. government has guaranteed $8.3 billion in loans to the company to finance the construction of four reactors. Toshiba will begin negotiating with individual candidates next month, the Nikkei said.
Comcast Giving Cellphone Service Another Try
Anyone who subscribes to a Comcast internet service below X1 can get an " unlimited " plan for $65 a month per line. The service will feature the popular phones such as Apple's iPhone, Samsung's Galaxy devices and LG phones.
Simon Gotch Has Officially Been Released From WWE
WWE made a big announcement on Wednesday when it was revealed that former NXT Tag Team Champion Simon Gotch had been released . Poor booking choices and the nearly extinct division on Smackdown Live hurt any potential the two had as a team in the WWE .
Roland founder Ikutaro Kakehashi has died
Kakehashi shared the Technical Grammy Award with Dave Smith in 2013 for contributions to electronic music technology. More recently, Kanye West's 2008 album 808s and Heartbreak paid tribute to the machine.
Flyers' Neuvirth carted off ice after collapsing in crease
It was a scary scene in Philadelphia as Michal Neuvirth collapsed untouched in goal at the 7:37 mark of the first period. But that just seemed a sideshow for the night's other incidents, including the scary collapse of goalie Michal Neuvirth.
TSG Hoffenheim 1-0 Bayern Munich
Xabi Alonso had a chance in the 51st minute to level the score but his shot went over the bar from the edge of the box. Despite being on the back foot, Aubameyang missed another great chance when he struck Adler in the face.
Free Easter egg hunt to be held in Shoreham
You can sign up and tree climb to collect eggs hanging from the branches or try your hand at the egg drop on the zipline. The annual Easter Egg hunt , hosted by the Highland News Leader and participating merchants, is slated for 2 p.m.