The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk Report, by 23andMe Inc., on Tuesday, which will report on three specific BRCA1/BRCA2breast cancer gene mutations.
The National Society of Genetic Counselors recommended that people should not take the test without first consulting cancer experts, saying, "Consumers who test positive for these mutations need to be retested in a clinical setting under the supervision of a medical professional before moving forward with any medical decisions".
"Being the first and only direct-to-consumer genetics company to receive FDA authorization to test for cancer risk without a prescription is a major milestone for 23andMe and for the consumer", said Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe CEO and co-founder, in a press release.
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If it comes back positive for any of the three genetic mutations, like BRCA, the patient is instructed to see a doctor. "The test only detects three out of more than 1,000 known BRCA mutations".
After DNA analysis from a self-collected saliva sample, the results then detail whether a woman is at an increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer and whether a man is at an increased risk of developing breast or prostate cancer. The test also does not provide information on a person's overall risk of developing any type of cancer. Due to the mentioned caveats, the agency indicated that patients should not exclusively rely on this test, nor should the test be used to determine a cancer treatment.
The FDA today granted authorization for a direct-to-consumer test for a highly selected group of cancer-associated BRCA mutations. The agency also noted that a majority of cancers are caused by lifestyle factors, such as smoking, obesity, hormones, and other habits.
The regulator said it reviewed data for the company's test under a regulatory pathway for low-to-moderate risk devices that are not equivalent to an already marketed device. Test results come in the form of a report sent to the user.
The Syrian rebel-controlled Damascus suburb has been cut off from the world by the Assad regime and Russian Federation . They added that it was the eighth suspected chlorine attack on rebel-held Eastern Ghouta in the past two months.
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Winds will increase as well, but not to the level of the intense 60 mile-per-hour northwesterly gusts we had from the last storm. Winter weather advisories are in effect for southwestern New Jersey and northern DE due to the rain/snow line uncertainty.
Another weather system will bring the chance for rain and snow showers to Delmarva for the second part of the day on Sunday . Last night's snow was a hard forecast, but ended up coming close to what was expected.
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