December 8, 2013 | Corrinne

Would you want to know if you were at risk of breast cancer? A US company called 23andMe sells home gene-testing kits to customers who want to know if they're at risk. But now the US government has ordered the company to stop.

The government is worried about the kits' accuracy. Imagine being told you have a high risk of disease when in fact you don't, or vice versa. 23andMe has been asked to provide reassurance that its methods are accurate.

Would you use a kit like this? Not sure I would...

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23andMe says it will resume providing health-related genetic data as soon as the US government allows it.

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