23andMe Faces Suit Over Recently Banned DNA Tests

Law360, New York (January 22, 2014, 1:53 PM EST) -- DNA testing company 23andMe Inc. was hit last week with a proposed class action in California federal court accusing it of falsely claiming its saliva collection kit can detect genetic-related health problems, a month after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered the company to halt sales of the test.

The lawsuit, filed Jan. 15, alleges that 23andMe's claims that its DNA collection kits can provide customers with accurate information about their genetic predisposition to a range of health factors are misleading, saying its claims are not based on any scientific testing or clinical data, the suit says.

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