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Latest Gene By Gene Ltd. Stories

2013-09-10 08:31:59

-- Calls for end to unconstitutional patents on naturally occurring DNA, consumer choice for testing providers, and data sharing among providers to bring better value to patients-- HOUSTON, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to growing frustration over continuing legal obstructions that keep genetic testing unaffordable, and in some cases inaccessible, Gene By Gene, Ltd. has launched the FreeMyGenes.org campaign and Facebook page to help spread awareness about this historic...

2013-08-15 08:29:35

-- Will continue to offer fast, accurate, and affordable alternative for BRCA1/2 testing -- HOUSTON, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene By Gene, Ltd. announced that it is teaming with Ambry Genetics to defend against Myriad Genetics' patent infringement lawsuits against both companies in connection with the BRCA1/2 tests being offered by Gene By Gene and Ambry Genetics. Both companies are also countersuing Myriad for violations of the Federal Antitrust Act. On June 13, 2013,...

2013-08-07 08:30:13

-- Merger will make DNA testing more accessible and affordable for consumers, researchers and healthcare providers -- HOUSTON, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene by Gene, Ltd., the world's first company to develop consumer DNA testing products for ancestry and genealogy applications, announced today the acquisition of Arpeggi, Inc., a StartUp Health- and GE-backed company that develops solutions for genome sequencing, data management and computational analysis. The combined company...

2013-06-13 16:26:10

In effort to increase access to potentially lifesaving BRCA1 and BRCA2 tests, DNATraits can now offer tests for $995, a fraction of the cost of similar tests prior to the court decision HOUSTON, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to today's U.S. Supreme Court decision opening the door to greater access to genetic medicine by American patients and their health care providers, testing for genes specifically linked to breast, ovarian and other cancers will now be more widely available...

2013-05-09 12:28:32

-- Groundbreaking low pricing made possible by cutting-edge Next Generation Sequencing technology that is dramatically driving down costs -- HOUSTON, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FamilyTreeDNA.com, the genetic genealogy arm of Gene By Gene, Ltd., has lowered the price of its mid-level maternal line mtDNA test to $49, effective immediately. The company announced it will offer its mtDNAPlus product at a two-third price reduction permanently, in just its latest step toward universal...

2013-04-23 12:31:40

Will provide clinical phase instruction, training and supervision for students as part of agreement HOUSTON, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene By Gene, Ltd., the Houston-based genomics and genetics testing company, announced that it has signed an agreement with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to become one of its affiliated clinical laboratories. Under the agreement, scientists at Gene By Gene's Genomic Research Center will provide the clinical phase instruction,...

2013-03-26 12:29:32

-- By Offering Low Cost DNA Test, Family Tree DNA Aims to Expand Reach of DNA Testing to Encourage Further Exciting Discoveries About Human Origins -- HOUSTON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene By Gene, Ltd., the Houston-based genomics and genetics testing company, announced that a unique DNA sample submitted via National Geographic's Genographic Project to its genetic genealogy subsidiary, Family Tree DNA, led to the discovery that the most recent common ancestor for the Y...

2013-02-20 16:25:39

HOUSTON, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FamilyTreeDNA.com, the genetic genealogy arm of Gene By Gene, Ltd., is dramatically lowering the price of one of its basic Y-DNA tests to $39, making it the lowest-cost DNA test available on the market, in order to take a major step toward universal access by individuals to their personal genetic data. By dropping the price of its basic Y-DNA test by 60 percent to $39, Family Tree DNA -- the world's largest processor of Y-DNA and full mitochondrial...

2012-11-29 08:30:10

HOUSTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's largest processor of full mitochondria sequences, Gene By Gene, Ltd., today announced the launch of DNA DTC to offer highly reliable and competitively priced genomic testing solutions to institutional customers as well as to the Direct-to-Consumer market. Genomic investigators at life science companies, contract research organizations, academic institutions and public-sector research facilities now have access to the company's Genomics...