DNA

  • DNA Testing Startup 23andMe Hits A Snag As FDA Shuts Down Sales Of Home Testing Kit

    DNA Testing Startup 23andMe Hits A Snag As FDA Shuts Down Sales Of Home Testing Kit

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered 23andMe, the genomic startup co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, Linda Avey and Paul Cusenza in 2006, to stop selling its at-home DNA testing kits as of November 22. As Bloomberg reports, a letter from the FDA sent to the company made public today classifies the kit as a medical device and outlines that it required regulatory approval before being… Read More

  • India’s InterpretOmics Raises $1.7 million To Develop Its Big Data Genome Analytics App

    India’s InterpretOmics Raises $1.7 million To Develop Its Big Data Genome Analytics App

    Hoping to trump heavily-funded and tightly-networked Silicon Valley firms, cashed-up Indian startup InterpretOmics will harness India’s cheap skilled labour resources to develop a $100, mass market app that uses big data methods to analyse DNA. Sometimes it pays to be in the developing world. Read More

  • Biomeme Wants To Turn Your iOS Device Into A Disease-Detecting Mobile DNA Lab

    Biomeme Wants To Turn Your iOS Device Into A Disease-Detecting Mobile DNA Lab

    There’s a vast, vast sea of the smartphone accessories out there that are designed to solve first-world problems (do we honestly need another bottle opening case?), but here’s one that aspires to change the rest of the world. The folks at Dreamit Ventures-backed Biomeme have developed a device that will turn your humble iPhone or iPod touch into a lean, mean, mobile DNA… 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

  • The Romain Jerome Titanic-DNA Watch Reviewed

    The Romain Jerome Titanic-DNA Watch Reviewed

    It takes a lot for a timepiece to be truly controversial. I am not just talking about people arguing whether a design is pretty or not. I mean a real discussion on whether the concept and construction of the watch is in good taste. Few people have been able to pull this off, and in the watch industry one man has been able to do it a few times – Yvan Arpa. For me, this watch sums him up… Read More

  • 2011 Romain Jerome Moon Dust DNA Mood Watches

    2011 Romain Jerome Moon Dust DNA Mood Watches

    One of Romain Jerome’s new products for 2011 was a chronograph version of their Moon Dust DNA Black Moon and Steel Mood watches. These are probably some of the coolest Moon Dust DNA watches given the slick, eye-catching design. Of course, the concept inherently is meant to be provocative and not for everyone. So check out some of the interesting design features of this new chrono. Read More

  • Van Ree Chrono DNA Watch

    The new model for Van Ree is this cool looking Chrono DNA. The first model was called the Personal DNA, and this one has the DNA of a chronograph? Not sure what that is about. If you click on the link above you can read all about the Personal DNA. Van Ree collects your DNA, and then uses parts of the genetic code on the watch itself. There is an imprint of the sequence on the rotor, and in… Read More

  • Romain Jerome Moon Invader Watches – With Real Moon

    Back at Baselworld 2010 I stopped by the Romain Jerome booth to see “what was cooking.” Turns out it was moon dust. As an extension of the Moon Dust DNA collection of watches, Romain Jerome (RJ) showed-off the “Moon Invader.” On the back of the watch is a metal plate meant to look like the moon that in it actually has dust from the moon baked into it. Read More

  • Review: Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoes

    Review: Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoes


    As a chronic sufferer of a variety of foot ailments, most of which result directly from running, I can’t stress the importance of good shoes. So when Brooks sent over their 2010 Glycerin 8 shoes – I was keen to try them out. The shoes are supposed to be made of non-Newtonian material, Brooks DNA, which means the soles can “tense up” as you run. Presumably this gives… Read More

  • Get your own DNA portrait for $169

    Get your own DNA portrait for $169

    If you’ve been trying to find the ultimate in personalization, look no further – how does an 8×10 portrait of your DNA sound? For $169, you can send a swab of the inside of your mouth to dna11.com and 4-6 weeks later, you’ll get a visual image of your one-of-a-kind DNA sequence. You can customize the image in one of 25 colors, too, and it comes with a certificate of… Read More

  • Head for the hills: first new artificial life form created

    Head for the hills: first new artificial life form created

    Ready for an ethics debate? DNA researcher Craig Venter (pictured right) "has built a synthetic chromosome out of laboratory chemicals and is poised to announce the creation of the first new artificial life form on Earth." The new species is made from an artificial chromosome constructed by a team of 20 leading scientists led by Nobel laureate Hamilton Smith. The chromosome is… Read More