genetics

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cancer-fighting chemical to be added to beer

    Cancer-fighting chemical to be added to beer

    We’ve all heard the “red wine is good for you” argument before, but let’s face it; not everyone would choose a glass of red wine over a nice, cold beer. I wouldn’t, at least. Anyway, the actual benefit of drinking red wine comes from a cancer-fighting chemical called resveratrol, which occurs naturally in grapes. The problem with the red wine argument is that… Read More

  • AmpliChip Assay Helps Prescribe Drugs

    AmpliChip Assay Helps Prescribe Drugs


    It has long been the intention of chemists to develop ways to tailor medicines specifically to peoples’ genetics. While that’s still a long ways off, new developments in pharmacology are opening doors for patients that were previously inconceivable. One such development is the AmpliChip from Roche. It can analyze a person’s genetic makeup and ascertain whether a… Read More