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…


FDA puts foot down on 23andme

No DNA Testing For You, Thanks to the FDA
By Nick Gillespie, thedailybeast.com

Per­son­al genet­ic tests are safe, inno­v­a­tive, and the future of med­i­cine. So why is the most trans­par­ent admin­is­tra­tion ever shut­ting down a cheap and pop­u­lar ser­vice? Because it can.

In its infi­nite wis­dom, the Food and Drug…


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…


Mapping your DNA could save your life

Why Mapping Your DNA Could Save Your Life
Lauren Drell, mashable.com

You may think you know yourself like the back of your hand, but unless you’ve been DNA tested, there’s probably a lot you don’t know about yourself. Within each of the 50 trillion cells in your body rests the microscopic DNA that programs your ent…


Biology is now an information science

Genome sequencing pioneer: How biology entered the information age
John Timmer, arstechnica.com

Eric Lander Nobel Dialogue WeekSTOCKHOLM, SWEDEN—Eric Lander was one of the leaders behind the effort to sequence the human genome. He has also continued to work on various follow-up projects through his involvement with the Broad Institute, a…

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Personal genomic price drop: 23andMe

What Is 23andMe Really Selling: The Moral Quandary At The Center Of The Personalized Genomics Revolution
Steven Kotler, forbes.com

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 …

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Harvard bio library stores 70 billion books on DNA

Harvard Stores 70 Billion Books in Record Breaking DNA Bio-Library the Size of a Thumbnail | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
GreatEmerald says:, inhabitat.com

DNA photo from Shut­ter­stock

A team from Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty’s Wyss Insti­tute for Bio­log­i­cal­ly Inspired Engi­neer­ing has dis­cov­ered a way to store 70 bil­lion books in a space the size of your thumb­nail! Using…


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…