Is getting a $99 DNA test really hazardous to your health? Our editor-in-chief decodes an innovation dustup.
The FDA has written a letter to Anne Wojcicki, founder of $99 DNA testing service 23AndMe, insisting it “immediately discontinue marketing the [Personal Genome Service] until such time as it receives FDA marketing authorization for the device.”
Fascinating infographic of data gathered from 23andMe customers. The genetic testing company can tell you what lurks in your DNA.
"Big data is going to make us all healthier. What kind of diet should certain people be on? Are there things people are doing that make them really high-risk for cancer? There’s a whole group of people who are 100-plus and have no disease. Why?”
—Anne Wojcicki, founder and CEO of genetic-testing startup 23andMe, has two goals: bringing the power of genetic testing to everyday consumers so they can better manage their own health care, and using the aggregated data from those tests to help doctors, scientists, hospitals, and researchers discover new cures for diseases that emanate from troublesome genetic mutations. We spoke to Wojcicki about her plans to revolutionize DNA testing