23andMe is going overseas. Expect much more of this. http://t.co/edCGYZlRJB pic.twitter.com/8jOFQh3FO8
— Balaji S. Srinivasan (@balajis) May 12, 2014
"While it awaits the agency's approval, a process that could take years, 23andMe aims to offer partial or full genetic-testing services in one or more countries outside of the United States by the end of the year, with likely contenders including Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, the source said.
23andme currently sells an abridged version of its test in over a dozen countries, which excludes analysis about a person's health risks. This test does include raw health and ancestral information, such as a person's ethnic heritage.
The full test analyzes probabilities that a person may come down with a certain disease or condition, such as diabetes.
Formed in 2006 by Anne Wojcicki, wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, 23andme previously said it could deliver insights about people's genetic predispositions toward 254 diseases and conditions, all from a swab of saliva."