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A Big Year for Biotech: Bugs as Drugs, Precision Gene Editing, and Fake Food

Speculations around whether biotech stocks are in a bubble remain undecided for the second year in a row. But one thing stands as indisputable—the...

Why we should all be thrilled about the FDA starting to embrace innovation

On Feb. 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a huge step towards patient-centric medicine when it approved the marketing of genetics testing...

FDA Tells 23andMe to Stop Marketing DNA Sequencing Service

The FDA told 23andMe on Monday that it must stop marketing its hallmark personal DNA sequencing kit. The agency informed the company that it considers its 2012 petition for approval withdrawn because it has not received the information that it required.

Designer Baby-Making System Patent Stirs Controversy

The Silicon Valley personal genetics company 23andMe has created a wave of controversy about “designer babies,” following its recent receipt of a patent for a system through which prospective parents could select sperm or egg donors most likely to give them children with specific characteristics, such as blue eyes or low risk of heart disease.

Free DNA Analysis From 23andMe – Good Gimmick, Tired Technology?

It's the biggest sale of the spring, and it's available right now in every cell in your body. Personal genomics pioneers, 23andMe are offering...

23andMe Raises $22 Million in Funding – SNP Genetics Isn’t Dead

23andMe, one of the pioneering companies of personal genetics, is ramping up for another round of growth. According to a recent press release, the...

How Do People Respond to Bad Genetic News? Just Fine.

If you were going to get Alzheimer’s disease, would you want to know? Or is genetic ignorance bliss? The new era of...

FDA Will Regulate Commercial Genetics

The New York Times reports that last week the FDA announced plans to regulate commercial genetics companies like 23andMe and deCODE. The agency...

Genetic Testing Not As Simple As A,G,C

Genetic testing, like most technologies leading up to the singularity, has its pros and cons. Would-be parents can feel better knowing they don’t have...

Genetic Testing Mix-up at 23andMe, Another Blow to the Industry

23andMe may have provided the wrong results to as many as 96 customers for its genetic testing services. According to statements made on the...

Will 23andMe Find Which Genes Make You a Life-Long Athlete?

Back in October, 23andMe generated a little PR buzz by examining the genetic codes of 100 current and former NFL players and comparing them...

Genome Study Reveals New Links to Parkinson’s

Affordable genetic testing continues to enable scientists to find exciting new discoveries that may help doctors predict, prevent, and treat disease. Two teams of...

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