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New Genetic Associations For Asthma-With-Hay Fever Identified
2014-01-29 14:09:31

23andMe First Ever Genome-Wide Association Study of Combined Phenotype May Allow for Improved Identification of Variants Associated with Asthma-With-Hay Fever 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, has participated in the first ever genome-wide association study of the combined asthma-with-hay fever phenotype.  Led by researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, the study identified 11 independent genetic markers associated with the development of...

Google CEO Schmidt Admits Social Media Mistake
2013-12-31 14:34:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Like many people, Google CEO Eric Schmidt took time at the end of the calendar year to self-reflect, and in an interview with Bloomberg TV the internet billionaire said he regretted how his company failed to seize on the social media phenomenon, ceding much of that ground to Facebook. “The biggest mistake that I made was not anticipating the rise of the social networking phenomenon — not a mistake we’re going to make again,”...

2013-12-12 16:25:25

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanse Bioinformatics is pleased to announce that it has obtained a new patent, US Patent 8,606,761, entitled "Lifestyle Optimization and Behavior Modification" which was issued from the United States Patent & Trademark Office on December 10th, 2013. The Expanse portfolio now numbers twenty four patents, which will serve as a foundation for a company offering personalized medicine products. The patent covers technology for using...

2013-12-06 23:03:17

The attorneys in Morgan & Morgan’s Complex Litigation Group want to hear from Florida consumers who purchased a personalized DNA test kit from 23andMe, Inc. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 Morgan & Morgan’s Complex Litigation Group is investigating potential claims on behalf of Florida consumers who purchased a personalized $99 DNA test kit sold by 23andMe, Inc. On November 22, the FDA issued a warning letter to 23andMe, Inc., instructing the company to discontinue its...

2013-12-04 23:20:15

Genetic Sentinel, Inc. launches a new lifetime DNA sample storage and genetic protection service. The announcement comes just as a competing company has been ordered by the FDA to stop selling its DNA test kits. St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Genetic Sentinel, Inc., the leader in DNA banking and genetic privacy protection, has added lifetime DNA storage and privacy protection to its DNA banking options. This new storage option provides consumers with secure and private access to...

23andMe Stops Selling Genetic Testing Kit
2013-12-04 19:10:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online According to a report from BBC News, genetic testing company 23andMe has stopped selling its at-home DNA testing kit. The move comes after the company, which is backed by Google, received an official warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week that said it needed to discontinue sales of the kit. Using human saliva samples, the kit is supposed to allow users to find out about their health risks based on their...

2013-11-26 08:27:51

PHOENIX, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the breaking news of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) warning letter to the Personal Genome Service (PGS) of 23andme.com, and the possible cessation of marketing activities by 23andme.com, DNA Spectrum continues to be committed to the protection of consumers in genetic testing. The regulatory framework of DNA testing is constantly evolving, offering new and valuable products and services to consumers, and DNA Spectrum takes every...

Warning Letter Issued To 23andMe
2013-11-26 03:52:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to the Google-backed DNA analysis company 23andMe regarding the sales of the company’s Saliva Collection Kit and Personal Genome Service (PGS). The FDA said the products have not undergone the necessary regulatory review. Founded in 2006 by Anne Wojcicki, the recently separated wife of Google co-founder Sergy Brin, 23andMe offers a DNA test kit for $99 that can be...

Google Spinoff Seeks To Extend Human Lifespan
2013-09-19 08:21:31

[ Watch the Video: Google Has Its Sights Set On Your Lifespan ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google has launched an independent healthcare company to develop new technologies that fight age-related illnesses and extend the human lifespan. The new venture, dubbed Calico, will be run by former Genentech chief executive Arthur Levinson, who will also be an investor. “Illness and aging affect all our families... from the decreased mobility and mental...

2013-08-05 08:26:37

New Sector for National Consumer Advertising in Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, today launched Portraits of Health, the company's first television advertising campaign. The campaign focuses on educating consumers about how understanding their DNA can help them make more informed and proactive health decisions. The campaign will also build brand awareness for 23andMe. The campaign...