Nick Gillespie: I Want My DNA!

For $99, the company 23andMe
can run a quick, rudimentary test on your spit and give you a
readout of who you are on a molecular level and crunch some numbers
on predispositions to various sorts of ailments and conditions.

“In its infinite wisdom,” writes Nick Gillespie,

the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has forbidden the
personal genetic testing
23andMe from soliciting
new customers, claiming the company 
 the validity of its
The real reason? Because when it comes
to learning about your own goddamn genes, the FDA doesn’t
think you can handle the truth. That means the FDA is now
officially worse than Oedipus’s parents, Dr. Zaius, and the god of
Genesis combined, telling us that there are things that us mere
mortals just shouldn’t be allowed to know.

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from Hit & Run

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