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Google Inc.-Backed 23andMe, Inc. Seeks FDA Approval for Personal DNA Test



7/31/2012 8:08:34 AM

23andMe Inc., the Google Inc.-backed DNA analysis company co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, sought U.S. regulatory approval for a genetic testing service that may help people assess their risk for developing cancer and Alzheimer’s. The submission with the Food and Drug Administration will cover seven tests, which 23andMe isn’t specifying, Ashley Gould, the Mountain View, California-based company’s chief legal officer, said today in a phone interview. The tests are part of a service that tells users whether they carry a disease, are at risk of a disease and would respond to a drug, she said.

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