23andMe

  • 23andMe reportedly no longer working on next-gen sequencing

    23andMe reportedly no longer working on next-gen sequencing

    23andMe won’t continue with next-generation DNA sequencing and has reportedly laid off the lab working on the project. About half-a-dozen workers were laid off from the Salt Lake City, Utah-based lab, according to BuzzFeed, which first reported the news. By our own count based on LinkedIn, at least five members of the lab have been let go, including its chief medical officer, Dr. Read More

  • Color Genomics raises $45 million to provide cheaper genetic tests that detect cancer risk

    Color Genomics raises $45 million to provide cheaper genetic tests that detect cancer risk

    Othman Laraki and Elad Gil were sitting on Twitter’s roof deck after their previous company Mixer Labs had been acquired. Gil had brought a small hard drive with him — which happened to contain data on his genome being sequenced — and Laraki wanted to take a look at the data. That led to the original hypothesis of Color Genomics: what if you could apply the same principles… Read More

  • Bio
    23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki has a plan to include better genetic data from people of color

    23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki has a plan to include better genetic data from people of color

    One of the first consumer genetic testing companies, 23andMe says it aims to be at the forefront in gathering genetically diverse data throughout the world. The company just launched a standalone $99 ancestry service today as a way to offer those interested in their genetic lineage the ability to trace ancestors and relatives just by spitting into a tube. Ancestral DNA is something founder… Read More

  • Innovation in genomics and the future of medtech  Crunch Network

    Innovation in genomics and the future of medtech 

    The field of medicine is in the process of being profoundly transformed by new technologies; much of this transformation comes from exciting advances in genomics. Although genomics is relatively unknown to the general public, innovations in the field have started to make headlines: Genetic testing startup 23andMe, the “gene editing” technology CRISPR and the ambitious 100,000… Read More

  • Bio

    13 women leading the life sciences movement in Silicon Valley

    Breakthroughs in genetic engineering, 3D printing, cloud-based science experiments, A.I. and machine learning technology have created a weird and cool new kind of cutting-edge biotech that goes beyond pharma into what just a few decades ago seemed like magical thinking. And women are leading the charge in this brave new world, especially in Silicon Valley. While there are plenty of women… Read More

  • 23andMe and Women’s Health Startup Celmatix Combine Forces To Research Genes Affecting Infertility

    23andMe and Women’s Health Startup Celmatix Combine Forces To Research Genes Affecting Infertility

    Humans have been having humans for hundreds of thousands of years as part of our genetic drive so it seems counter-Darwinian that some genes might work against our ability to make a baby. But that is exactly what certain genes might be doing, according to women’s health startup Celmatix, and they are now working with 23andMe to hopefully figure out why. Celmatix tries to take the… Read More

  • Bio
    The Evolution Of The Biohacking Ecosystem Crunch Network

    The Evolution Of The Biohacking Ecosystem

    Silicon Valley efforts in the biology and health domains have recently seen increased public interest because of the questions around the legitimacy of Theranos’ technology and medical claims and the recent FDA approvals for a number of 23andMe’s genetic screens. These data points are just two of the most visible examples of a broad ecosystem of companies and startups in Silicon… Read More

  • FDA Clears 23andMe For Health and Carrier Status Testing

    FDA Clears 23andMe For Health and Carrier Status Testing

    Things are looking up for 23andMe. Right off a fresh $115 million cash infusion, the Food and Drug Administration is giving the direct-to-consumer DNA company the green light to include health and carrier status, along with ancestry reports. This was not the scenario two years ago when the FDA put a moratorium on 23andMe’s ability to provide any health information associated with… Read More

  • WellPath Integrates With 23andMe, Fitbit To Customize Your Daily Supplements

    WellPath Integrates With 23andMe, Fitbit To Customize Your Daily Supplements

    These days, you can get a subscription box for just about anything. And today, that includes customized nutritional supplements. WellPath, a company that puts together customized packages of monthly nutritional supplements tailored to your specific body, has today announced integrations with 23andMe and Fitbit to get even more granular with the way that suggest products. Originally, WellPath… Read More

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. ...