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The Rising Research Profile of 23andMe

By Catherine Offord | December 1, 2017

An exploration of the genetics of earlobe attachment is just the latest collaborative research project to come out of the personal genetic testing company.


image: Illumina, Investors Launch Consumer Genetics Firm

Illumina, Investors Launch Consumer Genetics Firm

By Tracy Vence | August 19, 2015

With $100 million in initial funding, Helix aims to make personal genomics accessible.

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Genome Sequencing Standards

By Kerry Grens | May 18, 2015

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology develops a reference sample to check the validity of genetic sequences.


image: Adds New Genetics Service Adds New Genetics Service

By Bob Grant | April 6, 2015

The genealogy company is advertising a new DNA test that can reportedly connect users to their ancestors back to the 1700s.

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image: GeneHub’s Crowdfunding Flub

GeneHub’s Crowdfunding Flub

By Kerry Grens | September 29, 2014

A campaign to build a direct-to-consumer genome sequencing service pulls the plug after two days of fundraising.

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image: Week in Review: July 7–11

Week in Review: July 7–11

By Tracy Vence | July 11, 2014

Assessing mtDNA mutations among healthy people; heritability of intelligence; epigenetic inheritance of maternal malnutrition markers; consumers buy into DNA ancestry


image: DNA Ancestry for All

DNA Ancestry for All

By Tracy Vence | July 10, 2014

Big ad campaigns and celebrity involvement have helped increase public interest in genetic genealogy, but helping consumers understand their DNA ancestry testing results remains difficult.


image: The Right to Know—or Not

The Right to Know—or Not

By Tracy Vence | December 12, 2013

Consumers, patients, and study participants should be made aware of potential incidental findings, according to a federally-appointed bioethics panel.


image: FDA to 23andMe: Stop Marketing Kits

FDA to 23andMe: Stop Marketing Kits

By Kerry Grens | November 26, 2013

The US Food and Drug Administration blocks the marketing of unapproved genetic tests.  


image: New Genome Resource

New Genome Resource

By Edyta Zielinska | July 11, 2012

Members of the Personal Genome Project have created software aimed at helping researchers tease apart genetic differences between individuals.


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