DNA

Toward transitive data privacy and securing the data you don’t share

We are spending a lot of time discussing what happens to data when you explicitly or implicitly share it. But what about data that you have never ever shared?

Ancestry answered the DNA questions 23andMe couldn’t

A really awesome thing about being black is that ancestry can be very unclear because of, you know, slavery. Enter DNA kits.

Disputed DNA analysis software’s code open for inspection after court order

If you're going to convict or acquit based on evidence provided by a piece of software, you'd better be damn sure that software is reliable. One such program, a DNA analysis tool used in over a thousa

23andMe’s second act sits squarely in drug research and development

The company first began making moves early in 2015, forging a partnership with Pfizer to conduct a bit of drug research using 23andMe’s genetic data. The pact was formed in the midst of orders f

23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki is speaking at Disrupt SF

Discovering your heritage is just a spit-tube away these days, thanks to the pioneering efforts 23andMe, the OG of at-home DNA tests. The decade-old company forged the path towards consumer access to

Women’s health startup Celmatix now offers genetic testing for fertility issues

Celmatix, a startup with a focus on personalized medicine for women, wants to take some of the mystery out of the science of baby-making with a new type of DNA-based fertility test called Fertilome. F

InsideDNA looks deep into DNA to find the best drug targets

Using a computational platform and your DNA, bioinformatics startup InsideDNA aims to determine the right drug interaction for your body. The startup began three years ago as a cloud-based platform f

Gut health startup uBiome has raised $15.5 million and is launching a DNA test for your poop

There are a lot of startups looking at your DNA these days but uBiome stands out as unique among them for testing the DNA of microorganisms found in your fecal matter. These bugs have a lot to do with

This all-analog DNA circuit calculates without going digital

It's a sign that we're living in the future when using our own genetic machinery as a form of calculator or storage is nothing new — but make no mistake, it's still very early days in this field and

Former Twitter VP Katie Jacobs Stanton takes on CMO role at genomics startup Color

Katie Jacobs Stanton has accepted the role of chief marketing officer at genomics startup Color. The former Twitter exec left her role at Twitter in February and considered a number of options before

Ginkgo Bioworks grabs $100 million in financing to buy a whole lot of synthetic DNA

Ginko Bioworks, the Boston-based biotech startup making all sorts of scents and flavors from microbugs, has pulled in $100 million in Series C funding to obtain 600 million base pairs of manufactured

This algorithm could make DNA origami as simple as 3D printing

If you want to print something a few inches tall, extruded plastic is a good medium. But when you need something at the nanometer scale, DNA is a better bet — but who has the time to design and asse

Genetics startup Twist Bioscience is working with Microsoft to store the world’s data in DNA

Twist Bioscience, a startup making and using synthetic DNA to store digital data, just struck a contract with Microsoft and the University of Washington to encode vast amounts of information on synth

Citizen scientists, you can now DIY your own DNA analysis with Bento Lab

Want to know if you have the “athlete gene” or if you’re actually related to the weirdos who claim you as a family member? Get your collection tubes ready, citizen scientists, Bento

Prenetics raises $10M to popularize patient DNA testing in Asia

Prenetics, a Hong Kong-based medical technology company, has raised a $10 million Series A round for its DNA testing technology that helps doctors provide more accurate diagnoses and better understand

For less than $1,000 you can now pull up your entire genome on your smartphone

Veritas Genetics was one of the first companies to sequence the entire human genome for less than $1,000 in 2015. It’s now taken that technology a step further by delivering the results of you

At-Home Full Genome-Sequencing Is Now Just A Spit Tube Away

DNA sequencing startup Sure Genomics wants to help you learn about your entire genome at the click of a button. Today, the startup opened up an at-home service to the public, enabling consumers to get

Prenetics Raises $2.65M To Bring Safe, Accurate DNA-Based Prenatal Testing To Asia

Biotech firm Prenetics closed $2.65 million for its next-generation prenatal DNA testing.

Digital News Asia Raises $300K To Bring Old School ICT Journalism To The Web In Southeast Asia

A tech news site writing about another tech news site has the potential to get very insider baseball-ery, so I try to carefully pick and choose which of our peers to shed light on. With that in mind,

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 Nove
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