Well this is interesting. After being spanked by the FDA for selling their services without proper review and approval of their medical test (as the FDA interpreted it), the 23andme company is back.
I received an email spam suggesting I purchase one of their kits as a Mother's Day present.
Intrigued, I see this in an alert banner across the linked page.
23andMe provides ancestry-related genetic reports and uninterpreted raw genetic data. We no longer offer our health-related genetic reports. If you are a current customer please go to the health page for more information.
When you go to purchase a new kit you are obliged to check a box indicating you've read an additional warning.
I understand I am purchasing ancestry reports and uninterpreted raw genetic data from 23andMe for $99. I understand I will not receive any reports about my health in the immediate future, and there is no timeline as to which health reports might be available or when they might be available.
Ok. Got it.
So what about existing customers who purchased their kit in the old, pre-ban era? Guess I'd better visit that "health page".
Current 23andMe customers who received health-related results prior to November 22, 2013 will continue to have access to that information. However, no new health-related updates will be provided to your account.
Customers who purchased kits before November 22, 2013 will still receive
Customers who purchase or have purchased 23andMe’s Personal Genome Service (PGS) on or after November 22, 2013, (date of compliance letter issued by the FDA) will receive their ancestry information and uninterpreted raw genetic data. At this time, we do not know the timeline as to which health reports might be available in the future or when they might be available.
Customers who purchased kits on or after November 22, 2013 through December 5, 2013 are eligible for a refund. 23andMe has notified all eligible customers by email with refund instructions. If you are eligible and have not received an email, please click here.
Ok, so they are not turning off the results already provided to the older customers. If you fell into the cease-and-desist gap, you don't get your info (boo FDA) but you can get a refund.
In the mean time, 23andme is an ancestry / genealogy company.
I suppose that is it until they pass regulatory approval for their health and trait information?