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Genetic Testing Startup 23andMe Faces $US5 Million Class Action Lawsuit

DNA testing kit 23andme

Genealogy and health testing startup 23andMe just can’t catch a breaks these days.

Late November, the FDA slapped 23andMe with a warning letter, telling the company to stop marketing its DNA testing kits.

Now there’s a $US5 million class action lawsuit against 23andMe, claiming that its ads are misleading and that the results are not supported by scientific evidence.

23andMe is a health and ancestry DNA startup founded by Anne Wojcicki in 2006. For $US99, you receive a spit kit to provide 23andMe with a saliva sample and the company will send you back DNA test results that can give you a glimpse at your ancestry and tell you whether or not your prone to certain diseases.

We’ve reached out to 23andMe for comment on the class action lawsuit and will update if we hear back.

Take a look at the full lawsuit below, posted via GigaOm:

Casey v 23andMe

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