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2010-06-13 07:05:00

The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on 23andMe, as well as other companies that sell genetic tests directly to consumers. The FDA sent letters out last week to five companies that are involved in that industry, saying their tests are medical devices that must receive regulatory approval before they can be marketed. "Premarket review allows for an independent and unbiased assessment of a diagnostic test's ability to generate test results that can reliably be used to support...

2009-10-13 10:05:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, Inc., an industry leader in personal genetics, conducted the genetic analysis of both former and current NFL players, as well as scientific controls, to investigate how genes impact athletic performance. Over 100 players were recruited for the study, the largest genetic examination ever conducted on professional American athletes. It was performed as a result of discussions with senior writer Shaun Assael of ESPN The Magazine and...

2009-10-12 14:15:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arthur D. Levinson, a member of both Google and Apple's boards, acted correctly in resigning from Google's board, Consumer Watchdog said today. "We're pleased that Arthur Levinson finally realized that serving on both Google's and Apple's boards was untenable," said John M. Simpson, consumer advocate with Consumer Watchdog. "It took too long, but he finally did the right thing."' The nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy group had...

2009-08-03 14:36:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Genentech Board Chairman Arthur D. Levinson should quit as a director of either Internet giant Google or Apple to avoid antitrust violations, Consumer Watchdog said today, following the resignation of Eric Schmidt from the Apple board. The call from the nonprofit, nonpartisan consumer group came after the announcement that Google Chairman and Chief Executive Eric Schmidt, who held the same dual role, was stepping down from Apple's...

2009-03-31 12:54:00

Pregnancy Tracking Tools Bring Women Together To Share and Learn From Each Other MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, Inc., an industry leader in personal genetics, announced today that it has launched a free pregnancy community and research initiative with the goal of connecting women together and making research discoveries that can lead to healthier and more enjoyable pregnancies for all women. Moms of all ages are welcome to participate in the community. Pregnancy is...

2009-03-12 06:58:00

Personal Genetics Company to Assemble Online Community of 10,000 Individuals with PD To Drive New Online Research Platform MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, Inc., an industry leader in personal genetics, announced today that it has launched a Parkinson's disease initiative in collaboration with The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center ("PI") and The Michael J. Fox Foundation ("MJFF"). The first-of-its-kind program will focus on enrolling 10,000 individuals with...

2009-01-28 01:58:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, Inc., an industry leader in personal genetics, and mondoBIOTECH AG, a Swiss research company dedicated to the development of treatments for rare diseases, today announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that they are collaborating to advance research of rare diseases. The announcement marks the return of the companies to the World Economic Forum, where they both were recognized as Technology Pioneers in 2008. 23andMe...

2008-09-09 00:00:11

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and PROVO, Utah, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, Inc., the industry leader in personal genetics, and Ancestry.com, the world's largest online family history resource with nearly three million active users and 875,000 subscribers, have teamed up to provide improved genetic information to Ancestry.com's DNA customers. The partnership furthers the shared vision of 23andMe and Ancestry.com of enriching the lives of individuals by providing access to novel ancestral...

2008-06-25 21:02:51

Officials are cracking down on companies that directly sell consumers genetic tests, threatening one of the fastest-growing parts of the U.S. biotech industry. In California, the Department of Public Health sent cease-and-desist letters to 13 companies two weeks ago, telling them they could not solicit business from state residents. The state of New York sent letters to 31 genetic testing companies since November, saying they need licenses to solicit DNA specimens from its residents....

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2008-01-22 11:40:00

On Tuesday a private firm launched its Web-based DNA test in Europe. The company, funded by Google Inc., is hoping to build on a successful start in the United States, where the $999 service went on sale in November.According to Reuters, Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki, co-founders of 23andMe, will showcase their service at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, which starts on January 23.Subscribers to 23andMe will be able to mail a saliva sample and then receive the results...