23andMe and the FDA: what really drove them apart

What Really Drove 23andMe And The FDA Apart
BY ROBERT SAFIAN, fastcompany.com

Is getting a $99 DNA test really hazardous to your health? Our editor-in-chief decodes an innovation dustup.

When we put 23andMe CEO Anne Woj­ci­c­ki on the cover of Fast Com­pa­ny’s Novem­ber issue, we didn’t expect the FDA to yank the com­pa­n…


23andme: how to use genetic testing while ensuring privacy

How to use 23andMe without giving up your genetic privacy
Sarah A. Downey, venturebeat.com

Sarah A. Downey is an attor­ney, pri­va­cy ana­lyst, and writer at Abine, an online pri­va­cy start­up in Boston. Find her on Twit­ter @SarahADowney.

If you’re like me, the idea of know­ing what’s in your genet­ic pro­file is both…


Check Your Genome

Check Your Genome
Caleb Garling, wired.com


Gene muta­tions can pre­dict how you’ll respond to cer­tain sub­stances. Here’s what genet­ic test­ing out­fit 23andMe can tell you about how you might react to the drugs below.

Drugs for which your 23andMe results can…


Personal genetics company seeks regulatory approval

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Personal genetics company seeks regulatory approval

Monya Baker, nature.com

Per­son­al genet­ics com­pa­ny 23andMe announced Mon­day that it was seek­ing FDA approval for an ini­tial batch of seven health-related tests with scores more to fol­low.

23andMe, based in Moun­tain View, Cal­i­for­nia, mar­kets genet­ics test­…


High Speed Science: NIH vs. 23andMe Smackdown

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via www.wired.com

Another excellent article on turning the scientific method on its head using new web based social networking data mining methods versus hypothesis/testing. For example compares the conventional approach of NIH to that of 23andMe in studying Parkinson’s which lead to a reduction in research time from 6 years to 8 months.