Following up on the rumours I posted about yesterday regarding a potential bid by the FDA to choke of direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies’ supply of genotyping chips, I received the following statement by email from 23andMe’s PR firm:
23andMe is engaged in an ongoing process with the FDA.
23andMe understands that Illumina is also engaged in such a process.
23andMe has no reason to believe there will be an interruption in the supply of Illumina chips at this time.
I understand we’ll have some more clarity on this issue from the FDA tomorrow.