23andMe

  • Another $50M Richer, 23andMe Drops Its Price To $99 Permanently. But Will The Average Dude Buy In?

    Another $50M Richer, 23andMe Drops Its Price To $99 Permanently. But Will The Average Dude Buy In?

    Genetics service 23andMe announced some new cash in the bank today with a $50 million raise from Yuri Milner, 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki, Google’s Sergey Brin (who also happens to be Wojcicki’s husband), New Enterprise Associates, MPM Capital, and Google Ventures. With today’s new funding also comes the reduction of the price of its genome analysis service to 99 smackers. Read More

  • Are You Ready For Developers To Get Into Your Genes? 23AndMe Is, Launches API

    Are You Ready For Developers To Get Into Your Genes? 23AndMe Is, Launches API

    One of the magical things about the Internet, and software in general, is that when you have a huge platform that is home to a large load of data, you can do cool things by opening it up a little bit. Genetic discovery company 23andMe has decided to open up an API to let developers build cool things on top of your genetic information. It’s not as creepy as it sounds, because your… Read More

  • 23andMe Makes First Acquisition, Nabs CureTogether To Double Down On Crowdsourced Genetic Research

    23andMe Makes First Acquisition, Nabs CureTogether To Double Down On Crowdsourced Genetic Research

    Founded in 2006, 23andMe set out with an ambitious goal: To one day make the human genome searchable by becoming the go-to resource for personal genetic information. Leveraging DNA analysis technology and web-based interactive tools, the company developed a “Personal Genome Service” that allows anyone and everyone to access and better understand their genetic data, including… Read More

  • 23andMe Snags GeneticScreening.com For A Mere $2200

    23andMe Snags GeneticScreening.com For A Mere $2200

    Quick, how many pairs of chromosomes do you have? If your mind just drew a blank — or an image of Ethan Hawke fiddling around with tweezers in GATTACA — then you probably aren’t alone. The answer, of course, is 23 pairs, for a total of 46 chromosomes. And it’s what the name of well-funded genetic testing company 23andMe, which has raised some $52.6 million to date… Read More

  • Esther Dyson On Health Care: “Don’t Fight The System, Erode It”

    Technology polymath Esther Dyson has always been interested in healthcare and especially how data and personal devices can make us healthier. She is an active investor in a few healthcare startups and sits on the board of personal genomics company 23andMe. In the video interview above, she explains how startups can help change healthcare for the better: “Don’t fight the system… Read More

  • Personal Genetics Startup 23andMe Raises $9M From Johnson & Johnson, MPM Capital

    23andMe, the personal genetics company co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, Google co-founder Sergey Brin‘s spouse, has raised $9 million more in funding, adding to the company’s $22 million C round announced last November. This round of funding comes from MPM Capital and Johnson & Johnson Development Corp. MPM Capital Managing Director Ashley Ledbetter Dombkowski will be joining… Read More

  • Personal Genetics Startup 23andMe Raises $22 Million More From Google, Others

    23andMe, the personal genetics company co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, Google co-founder Sergey Brin‘s spouse, has raised $22 million+ in its third round of financing. The Series C round was led by Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, with current investors participating – including New Enterprise Associates and Google Ventures (ah, family …). 23andMe, which was founded… Read More

  • 23andMe Sends Wrong DNA Test Results To 96 Customers

    Sending your spit sample to a startup may not seem like such a good idea, after all. On Friday, 23andMe, the company that allows consumers to get portions of their genome tested for a relatively modest fee, announced that “a number of new 23andMe customer samples were incorrectly processed” by the lab 23andMe contracts” to carry out its tests. This resulted in “up… Read More

  • 23AndMe Completes $27.8 Million Series B Round

    Personal genomics startup 23andMe has recently raised another $14.2 million to close out its $27.8 million Series B round, according to regulatory filings with the SEC. The filing indicates that the new funding is an amendment to the company’s previously reported raise of $11 million in May, which was followed by an additional $2.6 million in June. We’ve reached out to 23andMe… Read More

  • Layoffs Confirmed At 23andMe

    Personal genomics startup 23andMe has just gone through a round of layoffs, we’ve confirmed. The company declined to comment on how many people were laid off, but offered this statement: We have reduced our staffing levels in a restructuring of our workforce. This was a very difficult decision, but one that we felt was necessary to achieve 23andMe’s long-term business… Read More

  • 23andMe Founder Linda Avey Leaves To Start Alzheimer's Research Foundation

    Linda Avey, one of the two founders of personal genomics company 23andMe, is leaving the startup to start a new foundation dedicated to studying Alzheimer’s disease. Avey, who has been with the company for over three years, writes that the new foundation will make use of 23andMe’s research platform to “drive the formation of the world’s largest community of… Read More