Today that all changed. An email went out from 23andMe stating that it was now able to issue health reports. From the email from the CEO:
“Today marks a great milestone in the history of personal genetics. I am thrilled to let you know that 23andMe is now the first and only genetic service available directly to you that includes reports that meet FDA standards.
After nearly two years of work with the FDA, extensive user comprehension testing and a complete redesign, 23andMe is launching an entirely new experience that includes carrier status, wellness, trait and ancestry reports. We have also developed new and improved tools to share and compare your genetics with friends and family – and for those of you participating in research, we will provide new insights to explore.
When will you get to see your new experience? Soon – we promise! You will receive an email when your new experience is ready. We want to ensure each customer has a seamless transition which is why we have set our goal to provide you with the new experience by the end of the year.”
I read this to say that people like me will be getting reports added to our accounts. That’s the good news. The bad news is that if you haven’t already sent them a sample, the price has gone from $99 to $199. There are much cheaper DNA health report sites than the additional $100. There will be future posts with more information on the new reports.