genetic testing

Helix holds first close on a planned $200 million investment in its genetic services marketplace

Welcome to the future… where startups are willing to customize everything from a diet regimen to a workout plan, or family planning to personal fashion based on an individual’s genetic c

Genetic testing startup Prenetics gets $40M from investors, including Alibaba’s Hong Kong fund

Prenetics, a genetic testing startup, plans to expand into more Asian countries after raising a $40 million Series B led by Beyond Ventures and Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund.

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

Color Genomics goes beyond cancer with a test for heart health

Cancer and heart disease are the two leading causes of death in the United States. So far, Color Genomics has been focused on testing for mutations leading to a higher risk of certain cancers. But, to

Genoox raises $6M to make genetic data analysis more accessible for clinics

Genoox, a startup that wants to make it easier for medical professionals to use genomic data in patient care, has raised $6 million in funding. The capital includes a seed round from Inimiti Capital P

23andMe is finally allowed to tell you if you have the genes for Parkinson’s

The Food and Drug Administration finally gave 23andMe a long sought-after green light today to sell to consumers genetic tests and their accompanying health risk reports for up to 10 diseases, includi

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

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

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 c

23andMe Ceases Health-Focused Gene Testing, Still Offers Raw Genetic Data And Ancestry Reports

After the Food and Drug Administration ordered that 23andMe suspend use of its at-home gene testing kits, based on the government organization's belief that it constitutes a medical device and thus re

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