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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,”...

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...

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...

23andMe Applies For FDA Approval
2012-08-01 05:45:05

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 23andMe, a company focused on personal genetics, recently took the first step in working towards Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance; the FDA plans to review the paperwork over the next few months. Previously, the Silicon Valley company refrained from government regulation, claiming that the service provided consumers with information rather than a medical service. CBS News reported that 23andMe submitted the first...


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