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For 23andMe, The Real Value Could Be In Its Data

On Tuesday, 23andMe, the personal genetics company backed by Google billionaire Sergey Brin and Facebook billionaire Yuri Milner, announced that Andy Page, a long-time board member for the company, would become its president.<p>Page will report to 23andMe CEO and co-founder Anne Wojcicki, who is also …

What Is 23andMe Really Selling: The Moral Quandary At The Center Of The Personalized Genomics Revolution

This week, 23andme, the personalized genomics company founded by Anne Wojcicki, wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, got an influx of investment cash ($50 million). According to their press release, they are using the money to bring the cost of their genetic test down to $99 (it was previously …

Personal-genetics firm denies pursuit of designer babies in patent filing

The consumer genetics firm 23andMe was last week awarded a US patent for a method to predict a baby’s traits on the basis of its parents’ DNA, the …

$99 23andMe DNA Test Could Predict Your Entire Health Future

Our current health care system is built around reaction: doctors wait for patients to fall ill and only then find a way to heal them. But what if, …

Molecular Biology

It’s Really Easy to Get Your Genetic Results. But Good Luck Making Sense of Them.

A ge­net­ic test a few years ago told Cath­er­ine Afar­i­an and her hus­band that their fu­ture child would have a 50 per­cent chance of …

Molecular Biology