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Old 03-18-2018, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I just got a check in the mail from 23 and Me. Guess some type of lawsuit was filed for ??? I was one of the first to do the 23&Me and am wondering what is wrong with the info they sent to me. Anyone know what this is about?
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Old 03-18-2018, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I just got a check in the mail from 23 and Me. Guess some type of lawsuit was filed for ??? I was one of the first to do the 23&Me and am wondering what is wrong with the info they sent to me. Anyone know what this is about?
https://www.legalgenealogist.com/201...-class-action/
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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OK, so is the health info I got initially accurate? Was the FDA pissed because 23 & Me did not follow certain guidelines or just because they failed to inform the FDA they were doing the health records? Or was it something else? I felt the health portion was good information, for me anyway, but now am wondering if it was all false.
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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OK, so is the health info I got initially accurate? Was the FDA pissed because 23 & Me did not follow certain guidelines or just because they failed to inform the FDA they were doing the health records? Or was it something else? I felt the health portion was good information, for me anyway, but now am wondering if it was all false.
No, it is not false.

The FDA never questioned the accuracy of the tests. 23AndMe did not follow FDA rules before they marketed the test, and the FDA did not like the direct to consumer advertising.
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I was just curious about my heritage. I took a DNA test years ago and now I wanted to take it another time with a different company to figure if the results are similar.
I did my test with 23andme and Ancestry.com. The results were similar but not exactly the same.

For me, there were no big surprises and they both captured what I already knew about family history, more or less. One big difference between 23andme and Ancestry.com is that Ancestry.com separates Irish heritage from English, which 23andme does not. Still, the separate is somewhat subjective, since there was so much migration between the 2 places.
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:06 AM
 
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I did my test with 23andme and Ancestry.com. The results were similar but not exactly the same.

For me, there were no big surprises and they both captured what I already knew about family history, more or less. One big difference between 23andme and Ancestry.com is that Ancestry.com separates Irish heritage from English, which 23andme does not. Still, the separate is somewhat subjective, since there was so much migration between the 2 places.
Thanks for explaining.
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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No, it is not false.

The FDA never questioned the accuracy of the tests. 23AndMe did not follow FDA rules before they marketed the test, and the FDA did not like the direct to consumer advertising.
Part of it was the advertising, but part of it was that they were giving medical advice which they're not allowed to do: https://www.legalgenealogist.com/201...-health-tests/

"So what got 23andMe into trouble had nothing to do with genealogy or tests for ancestry. It had to do entirely with its health testing and its claims that “Testing with 23andMe can tell you hundreds of things about your health.”8 Or “23andMe can help you manage risk and make informed decisions.”9 Or its provision of “health recommendations” for its customers, such as “if you take a blood thinner called warfarin (Coumadin®) you may require a lower dose.”10"

It still does not mean the health reports were inaccurate, just that 23andMe shouldn't have been giving advice based on them. They now have disclaimers all over about it not being diagnostic and to speak to a health care provider for diagnosis, treatment, etc.
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Part of it was the advertising, but part of it was that they were giving medical advice which they're not allowed to do: https://www.legalgenealogist.com/201...-health-tests/

"So what got 23andMe into trouble had nothing to do with genealogy or tests for ancestry. It had to do entirely with its health testing and its claims that “Testing with 23andMe can tell you hundreds of things about your health.”8 Or “23andMe can help you manage risk and make informed decisions.”9 Or its provision of “health recommendations” for its customers, such as “if you take a blood thinner called warfarin (Coumadin®) you may require a lower dose.”10"

It still does not mean the health reports were inaccurate, just that 23andMe shouldn't have been giving advice based on them. They now have disclaimers all over about it not being diagnostic and to speak to a health care provider for diagnosis, treatment, etc.
That's what I said. FDA objected to the direct to consumer format. From my point of view I do not think the concern was justified. 23andMe made it very clear all along that no one should make medical decisions based on test results without consulting a physician.
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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That's what I said. FDA objected to the direct to consumer format. From my point of view I do not think the concern was justified. 23andMe made it very clear all along that no one should make medical decisions based on test results without consulting a physician.
You said "direct to consumer advertising" which I took to mean how they advertised for selling tests, not necessarily what they said in their reports/results after testing.
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:51 PM
 
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Living DNA seems the most accurate.
Thanks
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