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Wired: Regulating 23andMe to Death Won’t Stop New Age of Genetic Testing


Jan 3, 2014 — Larry Downes, author of Big Bang Disruption and one of our major influences, has a great piece in Wired on the FDA’s actions against genetic testing company 23andMe. He writes:

"When technologies improve exponentially, many industry incumbents — and the regulators who oversee them — are kept constantly off-balance. ... Doctors — who are also incumbents in this situation — are struggling to respond to disruptive medical technologies that change the power dynamic in the patient relationship. Several 23andMe users have reported taking the FDA’s advice of reviewing their genetic results with their physicians, only to find the doctors unprepared, unwilling, or downright hostile to helping interpret the data."

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