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Customers Receive Wrong DNA Results

DATA LOSS

June 8, 2010

23andMe, a company that provides genome testing by mail to its customers, has announced that "up to 96" customer samples were incorrectly processed by the company's contracted laboratory. As a result, customers received DNA results that were not their own. In a TechCrunch report, Jason Kincaid says the mix-up "led to some very confused customers and will doubtless help bolster the push to increase regulation for direct-to-consumer genetic testing." 23andMe has notified those customers affected by the mistake and said it is in the process of adding "an extra layer of safeguards to help assure that similar incidents do not occur in the future."
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