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2010-05-20 07:15:00

Lawmakers said on Wednesday that a House of Representatives committee is investigating personal genetic testing kits after one company attempted to sell its test through retailers.  The House Energy and Commerce Committee asked 23andMe Inc. Navigenics Inc. and Pathway Genomics Corp. to provide information including details on the tests' accuracy and how the companies analyze results. The lawmakers said in a statement that there was "concern from the scientific community regarding the...

2009-09-10 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Posit Science Corp., the leader in clinically proven brain fitness software, and Navigenics, Inc., the leading personal genomics company, today announced a collaboration to empower individuals with knowledge and tools that can lead to an improvement in overall health and wellness. With this first-of-its-kind offer, consumers will have the opportunity to complement personalized genetic testing services with scientifically validated brain fitness...

2008-11-04 12:00:25

American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and Navigenics, Inc. today announced a medical education program designed to improve physicians' understanding of genetic risk factors for disease, the current evidence about the use of genomic tools and technologies to determine risk, and promising practices for utilizing those tools to aid in disease prevention. Through an unrestricted educational grant from Navigenics, ACPM is independently developing this continuing medical education (CME)...

2008-10-09 12:05:00

Researchers will soon conduct the first study to assess whether people undergoing genetic testing ultimately change their behavior, the San Diego's Scripps Translational Science Institute said on Thursday Participants of the study over the age of 18 can receive a scan of their genome -- using a saliva sample -- and an analysis of their genetic risk for more than 20 health conditions that may be changed by lifestyle, including diabetes, obesity, heart attack and some forms of cancer....

2008-06-17 12:20:00

The California Department of Public Health has called for makers of at-home genetic testing supplies to halt production due to consumer complaints about the tests' accuracy and cost.Redwood Shores-based Navigenics Inc. and Mountain View-based 23andMe Inc. confirmed receiving the cease-and-desist letters.Navigenics charges $2,500 to screen nearly 2 million genetic markers in a DNA sample - typically a swab of saliva - for potential health risks.In a statement released Monday, Navigenics said...

2008-04-01 00:10:00

For a modest price, a batch of new services will scan your genes for potential health risks ranging from cancer to lower back pain. Key investors in two companies, 23andMe Inc. and Navigenics Inc. are among the biggest names in technology offering these services. However, some analysts and investors question whether consumers should trust such startups considering their own fine print warns against using their information to make serious medical decisions. Douglas M. Fambrough, a biotech...

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