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Friday, August 22, 2008

California Grants Navigenics, 23andMe Licenses to Offer Services in State

The last time i blogged on this issue Reading Between Lines and now California will allow two of the fourteen consumer genomics companies it slapped with cease and desist letters two months ago to again market their genotyping services in the state, the state’s Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday. The CDPH inspected both companies, and on Aug. 7 it granted a license to operate in the state to Navigenics and a week later it gave one to 23andMe. Both of these companies were among the group that CDPH in June said were operating outside of state regulations.
“State law requires these laboratories to have a license, obtain a physician's order from the consumer and demonstrate how they validate the results of their tests,”

“several” other of the companies that received the cease-and-desist notification have now applied for licenses in the state, but noted that the state is not currently disclosing further information about how it is investigating the other laboratories. Navigenics and 23andMe both are headquartered in California.

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