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    Counsyl Automates Genetic Testing To Give Potential Parents Peace Of Mind

    Iin the last few years, companies like Counsyl and 23andme have made DNA testing a reality for thousands, pulling useful information from small samples of saliva or blood. To get a better idea of how these companies work, I visited Counsyl’s headquarters south of San Francisco. Read More

  • What Is 21.co Really Building? An Excerpt From Digital Gold

    What Is 21.co Really Building? An Excerpt From Digital Gold


    Today we’re thrilled to offer an exclusive excerpt from Nathaniel Popper’s Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money, the definitive book about bitcoin. In this chapter we learn, in detail, the secrets behind the mysterious 21.co. Originally called 21e6, the company grew in secrecy to become one of the highest… Read More

  • Genomics Needs A Killer App Crunch Network

    Genomics Needs A Killer App

    Genomics has undergone a major shift in the last year. The drop in price in the past decade from $3B to $1K to sequence a genome is the 10X force likely to cause an inflection point in a number of health-related industries. But despite the price, right now genomics is a niche product in large part used in and promoted by academia. Read More

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    Through Dirt-Cheap Genetic Testing, Counsyl Is Pioneering A New Bioinformatics Wave

    Through Dirt-Cheap Genetic Testing, Counsyl Is Pioneering A New Bioinformatics Wave

    For cynics who say that Silicon Valley has become too mired in photo-sharing apps and addictive games, take a 15-minute drive to South San Francisco. In a non-descript lab is a company that may be paving the way for the Valley’s next wave of disruptive startups, which marry software with data from the human genome. Counsyl is doing genetic tests that look for more than 400 mutations and… Read More