23andMe’s DNA Kit

June 2014: A federal judge granted the company’s motion to compel all of the plaintiffs in related cases to arbitrate their claims and dismissed plaintiffs’ claims without prejudice. For more information about the status, click here.

February 2014: Another class-action lawsuit was filed against 23andMe for allegedly deceptively advertising that its DNA Kit could provide consumers with, among other things, reports on “240+ health conditions and traits” without scientific evidence to support such claims and without approval from the FDA. (Guthrie et al v. 23andMe, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-01258, W. D. PA.).

For more information about other class-action lawsuits filed against 23andMe and TINA.org’s coverage of the company, click here.


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When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.


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