I didn't know that 23andMe was self-censoring in other jurisdictions absent positive government approval. And NZ is consequently a censored regime.
Angry at @23andMe - we bought 2 new kits and they no longer show medical information, only genealogy. Avoid.— Lance Wiggs (@lancewiggs) September 4, 2016
@lancewiggs @EricCrampton Quite unfortunate, but the approach now is one of positive clearance of the service by country, and there are many— Alex Khomenko (@akhomenko) September 4, 2016
On those, Thomas Lumley chimed in:@EricCrampton I'm guessing it will take a review of local legal and regulatory landscape and resolution of any possible issues.— Alex Khomenko (@akhomenko) September 4, 2016
So. Can we get our acts together in NZ so that folks here can get full-version access to 23andMe? Please?@EricCrampton They probably want to make claims that would constitute a "therapeutic purpose" in the sense of the Medicines Act, so Medsafe— Thomas Lumley (@tslumley) September 4, 2016
There is a workaround in the meantime though:
@lancewiggs You can analyse the raw data for health info with patience & a little scientific literacy; look at https://t.co/5IaoDkrpl2— Sara 🎉 (@pikelet) September 4, 2016