Personal Genomics

Find Your Way Back | 8/7/2020

In the era of 23andMe, Ancestry.com and other personal genomics and biotechnology companies, the age old question ‘where am I from?’ is basically being answered at the click of a button. Knowing the names and locations of our ancestors and contemporary relatives is just the tip of the iceberg, which is basically what these services provide. However, this basic information opens the door for more extensive research. Discovering the social …

Genomics startup Helix receives $33 million in NIH funding to scale COVID-19 testing | TechCrunch | 7/31/2020

… and San Mateo-based Helix is on the receiving end of $33 million in federal funding as a result. Helix is a health tech startup founded in 2015 that focuses on insights derived from personal genomics , but the company has also developed a COVID-19 test that detects the presence of SARS-CoV-2 using RT-PCR methods. The funding will be used to support Helix’s efforts to scale its …

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Genomics startup Helix receives $33 million in NIH funding to scale COVID-19 testing – TechCrunch | 7/31/2020

… and San Mateo-based Helix is on the receiving end of $33 million in federal funding as a result. Helix is a health tech startup founded in 2015 that focuses on insights derived from personal genomics , but the company has also developed a COVID-19 test that detects the presence of SARS-CoV-2 using RT-PCR methods. The funding will be used to support Helix’s efforts to scale its …

Gateway Genomics Announces Partnership with Any Lab Test Now, Increasing Accessibility of the SneakPeek Early Gender DNA Test | PRWeb | 6/16/2020

… SneakPeek, is an easy-to-use DNA test that lets parents know the gender of their babies as early as 8 weeks into pregnancy, with 99.1% accuracy. About Gateway Genomics Gateway Genomics is a personal genomics company with the mission to develop leading-edge genetic tests that give families a new level of understanding about their future children. Since inception, more than 200,000 SneakPeek Early Gender DNA tests have been …

Genetic study suggests that people’s blood type may affect their COVID-19 risk | 6/11/2020

… One of those regions contains the gene coding for a person’s ABO blood type. The findings were published on the preprint server medRxiv and have not yet been peer-reviewed. On June 8, the personal genomics company 23andMe released preliminary results from a study of 750,000 people that came to similar conclusions. The company found that people with blood type O were 9-18% less likely to get COVID-19 than …

Passion for Fitness (PFF) takes huge leap in Fitness Industry by Collaborating with Mapmygenome to Introduce Genomics based assessments in its Offerings | 6/10/2020

June 10, 2020 Passion for Fitness (PFF) has entered into an exclusive collaboration with Mapmygenome (a personal genomics company offering customized health solutions based on gene testing) to offer genomics based customized online fitness solutions for fitness aspirants across the globe. (1888PressRelease) June 10, 2020 - Passion for Fitness believes that fitness is a sensitive part of our lives & one solution fits all is not applicable given that every individual has …

New research reveals blood types most susceptible to coronavirus | 6/10/2020

… determine whether one can contract coronavirus A person’s blood type can dictate how likely he can catch the coronavirus, a new research from biotech testing company 23andMe has revealed. 23andMe is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Sunnyvale, California. Using results from over 750,000 participants in a study, 23andMe found that people with O blood type appears to better protect against the coronavirus, reports Alarabiya . Compared …

Indus Health Plus launches DNAwise 2.0 | 6/10/2020

DNAwise 2.0 has expanded its horizon of genetic analysis by incorporating 17 new parameters under health, nutrition, fitness Indus Health Plus recently launched DNAwise 2.0, a revolutionary personal genomics test. It is a genetic test that decodes the genetic makeup and informs an individual about the predisposition for various health conditions. Besides, it helps to understand the best diet and fitness regime for a person. The advanced DNAwise 2.0 has …

INDUS HEALTH PLUS LAUNCHES VERSION 2.0 OF PERSONAL GENOMICS TEST, DNAwise | 6/9/2020

DNAwise 2.0 introduces ‘Habit’ as a new category ~ Includes 17 additional parameters under Heath, Nutrition, and Fitness June 08, 2020, National : Indus Health Plus, a pioneer in the preventive healthcare sector, launched DNAwise 2.0 , a revolutionary personal genomics test. It is a genetic test that decodes the genetic makeup and informs an individual about the predisposition for various health conditions. Besides, it helps to understand the best diet and fitness …

Personal Genomics, Inc. Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. in China | PR Newswire | 5/20/2020

HSINCHU, Taiwan , May 20, Personal Genomics Taiwan, Inc. (“PGI”), today announced that it has filed a patent infringement complaint in the Wuhan People’s Court in China against Pacific Biosciences of California , Inc. (“PacBio”). The complaint asserts that PacBio’s Sequel and Sequel II, as well as related commercialization activities by PacBio, its agents and certified service providers, infringe one or more claims of China patent No. CN101743321B, owned by PGI. PGI …

ZNF423 patient variants, truncations, and in-frame deletions in mice define an allele-dependent range of midline brain abnormalities | 4/5/2020

Interpreting rare variants remains a challenge in personal genomics , especially for disorders with several causal genes and for genes that cause multiple disorders. ZNF423 encodes a transcriptional regulatory protein that intersects several developmental pathways. ZNF423 has been implicated in rare neurodevelopmental disorders, consistent with midline brain defects in Zfp423-mutant mice, but pathogenic potential of most patient variants remains uncertain. We engineered ~50 patient-derived and small deletion variants into …

Hawaii startup LifeDNA, University of Hawaii to study role of genetics in infection severity | 4/3/2020

Startups Hawaii startup LifeDNA, University of Hawaii to study role of genetics in infection severity Study explores why certain racial and ethnic groups are more prone to infection and may suffer a more severe course of COVID-19. By 0 57 Personal genomics startup LifeDNA has initiated a coronavirus study aimed at understanding why certain individuals and racial or ethnic groups are more prone to the infection and may suffer …

Sequencing.com Launches Free Genetic Analysis To Assess Risk And Severity Of Coronavirus Infection For Each Individual | PR Newswire | 3/19/2020

… latest genetic technologies to help individuals outsmart their genes and live longer, healthier lives.” About Sequencing.com Sequencing.com was founded in 2014 by Dr. Brandon Colby , an expert, entrepreneur and author in the field of personal genomics . Prior to founding the company, Dr. Colby practiced personalized preventive medicine in Los Angeles . Sequencing.com leverages the accessibility and falling costs of genetic testing to provide analysis and useful, straightforward guidance to users who …

Personal Genomics Pioneer George Church, PhD, to Keynote PEGS: The Essential Protein Engineering & Cell Therapy Summit | 2/25/2020

… biotherapeutics, will share his perspective on the transformations and opportunities ahead,” said Christina (Tina) Lingham, Executive Director, Conferences and Fellow, CHI. Dr. Church, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, is known for pioneering personal genomics and synthetic biology, and developing the first methods for the first genome sequence. His presentation, “From Energy to Machine Learning,” will focus on new frontiers in protein design that deep learning and machine learning …

Personal Genomics Pioneer George Church, PhD, to Keynote PEGS: The Essential Protein Engineering & Cell Therapy Summit | BioSpace | 2/25/2020

… biotherapeutics, will share his perspective on the transformations and opportunities ahead,” said Christina (Tina) Lingham, Executive Director, Conferences and Fellow, CHI. Dr. Church, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, is known for pioneering personal genomics and synthetic biology, and developing the first methods for the first genome sequence. His presentation, “From Energy to Machine Learning,” will focus on new frontiers in protein design that deep learning and machine learning …

Gateway Genomics Ranks No. 17 in the Inc. 5000 Series: California’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for 2020 | PRWeb | 2/21/2020

… Scott Omelianuk. “Across every single industry, these businesses have posted revenue and growth rates that are beyond impressive, further proving the tenacity of their founders and CEOs.” About Gateway Genomics Gateway Genomics is a personal genomics company with the mission to develop leading-edge genetic tests that give families a new level of understanding about their future children. Since inception, more than 180,000 SneakPeek Early Gender DNA tests have been …

Nebula Genomics, Partnering with BGI, Sets Industry Standard by Offering 30x Whole-Genome Sequencing for $299 | 2/19/2020

AIT News Desk 19 Feb 2020 News , Security Leave a comment 8 Views The most affordable personal genome sequencing is now available in 188 countries Nebula Genomics, the leading privacy-focused personal genomics company, announced a new product at an unmatched price: 30x whole-genome sequencing for $299 in the direct-to-consumer market segment. With this launch, Nebula Genomics also expands its services to 188 countries. Most direct-to …

Is the Consumer DNA Fad Over? - Anthony Blumberg - Medium | 2/4/2020

… slump. “This has been slow and painful for us,” CEO Anne Wojcicki told CNBC, which estimated the cuts would pare about 15% of the company’s staff. Some facts about 23andMe: is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Sunnyvale, California is best known for providing a direct-to-consumer genetic testing service in which customers provide a saliva sample that is laboratory analysed to generate reports relating …

Gateway Genomics Attends Maternity & Midwifery Festival in London to Expand Market for SneakPeek Clinical Early Gender DNA Test in the UK | PRWeb | 1/31/2020

… is the UK and Ireland’s largest regional gathering of midwifery practitioners and provides a vibrant forum for exchanging and sharing the industry’s best practices and newest technologies. About Gateway Genomics Gateway Genomics is a personal genomics company with the mission to develop leading-edge genetic tests that give families a new level of understanding about their future children. Since inception, more than 160,000 SneakPeek Early Gender DNA tests have been …

Layoffs in the consumer genetic testing space too | 1/24/2020

There has been a slowdown in all sectors, globally, including the DNA testing and analysis space. 23andMe Inc. is all set to lay off a 100 people, that is, about 14 per cent of its workforce. The clinical trials division will be the most affected. The personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Sunnyvale, California, will now concentrate on therapeutics and the direct-to-consumer business. Growth in this area …

Introducing the Personal Genomics Podcast NCI, January 2020 | 1/11/2020

Hot Topics of the Day PHGKB Last Posted: Jan 08, 2020 Introducing the Personal Genomics Podcast NCI, January 2020 Opening Pandora’s Box of a family’s medical secrets: ‘As hard as it is knowing, not knowing is much worse’ A Keshner, Market Watch, January 2020 Be Ready to Talk With Parents About Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing EW CLayton, JAMA Pediatrics, December 30, 2019 Why The Pentagon Is Warning US Military …

16 Minutes on the News #18: Personal Genomics – Hype vs Reality | 1/6/2020

with Jorge Conde and Sonal Chokshi For our first episode of 2020 — 18 of our show 16 Minutes , where we cover recent headlines, the a16z way, from our vantage point in tech, and especially what’s hype/ what’s real — we do one of our special deep-dive episodes on a single topic: personal genomics. It’s a turn of the decade — and January-appropriate! — look backward/ look forward given recent and past …

A Simple Saliva Test Can Now Determine Your True Biological Age | 12/21/2019

A Simple Saliva Test Can Now Determine Your True Biological Age Introducing the science of “epigenetics” Send to Friend By Tanner Garrity / December 21, 2019 7:27 am In the last decade, DNA testing kits became a near-$10 billion business, as personal genomics companies monetized our desire to obtain information about the past. In the next decade, similar companies will look to capitalize on our desire to learn about the …

Gateway Genomics Launches SneakPeek Early Gender DNA Test in Australia | PRWeb | 11/25/2019

… SneakPeek, is an easy-to-use DNA test that lets parents know the gender of their babies as early as 8 weeks into pregnancy, with 99.1% accuracy. About Gateway Genomics Gateway Genomics is a personal genomics company with the mission to develop leading-edge genetic tests that give families a new level of understanding about their future children. Since inception, more than 150,000 SneakPeek Early Gender DNA tests have been …

Cancer Research: Pharma-Oncogenomics in the Era of Personal Genomics: A Quick Guide to Online Resources and Tools. | 11/21/2019

Pharma-Oncogenomics in the Era of Personal Genomics: A Quick Guide to Online Resources and Tools. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2019;1168:103-115 Authors: Joshi RP, Steiner DF, Konnick EQ, Suarez CJ Abstract The past two decades have seen unprecedented advances in the field of oncogenomics. The ongoing characterization of neoplastic tissues through genomic techniques has transformed many aspects of cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment. However, identifying sequence variants with biological …

Clinical Data

Gilead Sciences And Renown Institute For Health Innovation Announce Strategic Collaboration To Advance Understanding Of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) | Health IT Outcomes | 7/11/2019

personal genomics company. HNP combines genetic, environmental, social and clinical data to address individual and community health needs with the goal of improving health across the state and the nation. The HNP currently has 40,000 participants. “Combining genetic sequencing with large sets of data can play a critical role in understanding and identifying serious health risks, including diseases like NASH. We are excited to collaborate with Gilead to better understand …

MODERN HEALTHCARE RECOGNIZES NEVADA LEADER AS ONE OF THE NATION’S 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL U.S. CLINICAL EXECUTIVES | Globe Newswire | 6/18/2019

personal genomics company, Helix. The Healthy Nevada Project combines genetic, environmental, social and clinical data to address individual and community health needs with the goal of improving health across the state and the nation. Through the Healthy Nevada Project, Dr. Slonim aspires to make the United States of America healthier and inspires Americans to live healthier lives. “We have the tools, ample technology and science to make this a reality …

Community Health

Gilead Sciences And Renown Institute For Health Innovation Announce Strategic Collaboration To Advance Understanding Of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) | Health IT Outcomes | 7/11/2019

personal genomics company. HNP combines genetic, environmental, social and clinical data to address individual and community health needs with the goal of improving health across the state and the nation. The HNP currently has 40,000 participants. “Combining genetic sequencing with large sets of data can play a critical role in understanding and identifying serious health risks, including diseases like NASH. We are excited to collaborate with Gilead to better understand …

MODERN HEALTHCARE RECOGNIZES NEVADA LEADER AS ONE OF THE NATION’S 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL U.S. CLINICAL EXECUTIVES | Globe Newswire | 6/18/2019

personal genomics company, Helix. The Healthy Nevada Project combines genetic, environmental, social and clinical data to address individual and community health needs with the goal of improving health across the state and the nation. Through the Healthy Nevada Project, Dr. Slonim aspires to make the United States of America healthier and inspires Americans to live healthier lives. “We have the tools, ample technology and science to make this a reality …

Personalized Nutrition

Australian Based myDNA™ Launches In United States | PR Newswire | 5/2/2019

… United States . Founded in 2007 by leading Clinical Geneticist, Associate Professor Leslie Sheffield , myDNA aims to unlock the power of personal genomics for everyday consumers. myDNA U.S. brand ambassador, Luke Milton. “The key to wellness … myDNA’s U.S. products will include: Nutrition & Fitness (MSRP $99 ) providing personalized Nutrition, Fitness and Caffeine Reports. The Nutrition Insights identify seven genes that influence an individual’s weight and wellness. Based on the genetic results, the …

Pure Encapsulations® Expands Successful PureGenomics™ Platform to Canada | PR Newswire | 10/25/2017

… Canada News provided by Oct 25, 2017, 10:30 Canadian healthcare practitioners may now use the innovative PureGenomics™ platform to provide personalized nutrition support based on each patient’s genetic makeup SUDBURY, Mass. , Oct. 25, Pure Encapsulations … with saliva-based personal genome analysis kits by 23andMe®, a personal genomics and biotechnology company. Physicians and their patients simply visit 23andMe.ca, order the kit and follow the step-by-step instructions to obtain full …

Kindara

Kindara Now Accepting Investments In Equity Crowdfunding Round | PR Newswire | 10/11/2017

Kindara Now Accepting Investments In Equity Crowdfunding Round Kindara has been qualified by the SEC to accept investments for Regulation A+ offering News provided by Oct 11, 2017, 00:01 ET Share this article BOULDER, Colo … will be released in early 2018 through a partnership with personal genomics company Helix. Kindara Fertility Coaching - Through a partnership with SymptoPro’s network of highly experienced and trained fertility education instructors, Kindara Fertility Coaching aims …

Kindara Now Accepting Investments In Equity Crowdfunding Round - TheStreet | 10/11/2017

BOULDER, Colo. , Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Kindara, a female-focused company that provides women the interconnected tools, knowledge, and support to understand how their fertility works, announced today that they are now accepting investments for … will be released in early 2018 through a partnership with personal genomics company Helix. Kindara Fertility Coaching - Through a partnership with SymptoPro’s network of highly experienced and trained fertility education instructors, Kindara Fertility Coaching aims …

Renown Health

Gilead Sciences And Renown Institute For Health Innovation Announce Strategic Collaboration To Advance Understanding Of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) | Health IT Outcomes | 7/11/2019

… that impact the risk of developing NASH and thereby advance the discovery and development of new treatments for this disease.” Renown Health is Nevada’s most comprehensive and integrated healthcare network and maintains electronic health records … leader in environmental data and applied research, and Helix, a personal genomics company. HNP combines genetic, environmental, social and clinical data to address individual and community health needs with the goal of improving health across …

MODERN HEALTHCARE RECOGNIZES NEVADA LEADER AS ONE OF THE NATION’S 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL U.S. CLINICAL EXECUTIVES | Globe Newswire | 6/18/2019

… Slonim makes innovative strides in an effort to improve Nevada’s low-ranking population health June 17, 2019 18:44 ET Source: Renown Health Modern Healthcare today recognizes Anthony D. Slonim, MD, DrPH, President and Chief Executive … with global leader in environmental data, Desert Research Institute, and personal genomics company, Helix. The Healthy Nevada Project combines genetic, environmental, social and clinical data to address individual and community health needs with the goal …

Hometown Health

Gilead Sciences And Renown Institute For Health Innovation Announce Strategic Collaboration To Advance Understanding Of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) | Health IT Outcomes | 7/11/2019

… collaboration between Renown IHI, the Desert Research Institute, a global leader in environmental data and applied research, and Helix, a personal genomics company. HNP combines genetic, environmental, social and clinical data to address individual and … largest and only locally owned not-for-profit insurance company, Hometown Health. Renown Health’s commitment has extended beyond traditional health care to include community health and well-being. Renown Health works to improve health care …

MODERN HEALTHCARE RECOGNIZES NEVADA LEADER AS ONE OF THE NATION’S 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL U.S. CLINICAL EXECUTIVES | Globe Newswire | 6/18/2019

… to colon cancer. The Healthy Nevada Project is a collaboration with global leader in environmental data, Desert Research Institute, and personal genomics company, Helix. The Healthy Nevada Project combines genetic, environmental, social and clinical data … Reno, St. George’s University in Grenada School of Medicine, and Hometown Health plan that serves more than 180,000 members. Renown Health’s more than 7,000 employees and 800 providers serve as the regional referral care center …

Chris Jacob

Gateway Genomics Announces Partnership with Any Lab Test Now, Increasing Accessibility of the SneakPeek Early Gender DNA Test | PRWeb | 6/16/2020

… The SneakPeek Early Gender DNA Test is a great fit in Any Lab Test Now locations,” says Gateway Genomics CEO, Chris Jacob. “Both brands aim to make reliable, accurate DNA information easy and accessible to … with 99.1% accuracy. About Gateway Genomics Gateway Genomics is a personal genomics company with the mission to develop leading-edge genetic tests that give families a new level of understanding about their future children. Since …

Gateway Genomics Surpasses 200,000 SneakPeek Early Gender DNA Tests Sold with the Acceleration of At-Home Kit Purchases | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 4/6/2020

… for analysis at our lab, and receive her emailed boy-or-girl result, all in days,” says Gateway Genomics CEO, Chris Jacob . “Direct-to-consumer is where the expertise of our company lies, and over … with 99.1% accuracy. About Gateway Genomics Gateway Genomics is a personal genomics company with the mission to develop leading-edge genetic tests that give families a new level of understanding about their future children. Since …

George Church

Personal Genomics Pioneer George Church, PhD, to Keynote PEGS: The Essential Protein Engineering & Cell Therapy Summit | 2/25/2020

… George Church, who has had a profound influence on biotherapeutics, will share his perspective on the transformations and opportunities ahead,” said Christina (Tina) Lingham, Executive Director, Conferences and Fellow, CHI. Dr. Church, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, is known for pioneering personal genomics and synthetic biology, and developing the first methods for the first genome sequence. His presentation, “From Energy to Machine Learning,” will focus on new frontiers …

Personal Genomics Pioneer George Church, PhD, to Keynote PEGS: The Essential Protein Engineering & Cell Therapy Summit | BioSpace | 2/25/2020

… George Church, who has had a profound influence on biotherapeutics, will share his perspective on the transformations and opportunities ahead,” said Christina (Tina) Lingham, Executive Director, Conferences and Fellow, CHI. Dr. Church, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, is known for pioneering personal genomics and synthetic biology, and developing the first methods for the first genome sequence. His presentation, “From Energy to Machine Learning,” will focus on new frontiers …

Sergey Brin

A Prenup Is the Latest Must-Have for Tech Startup Founders in Love | Yahoo News | 10/11/2019

Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, who helped found personal genomics company 23andMe, had a prenup when they married in 2007. After they divorced with little fanfare in 2015, his stake in Google remained unchanged. “It’s complicated – that’s all I can say,” Wojcicki told Bloomberg TV about the split. Oracle Corp.’s Larry Ellison has been married and divorced multiple times, but none affected his stake in the software company. Ellison …

A prenup is the latest must-have for tech startup founders in love - Chicago Tribune | 10/11/2019

Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, who helped found personal genomics company 23andMe, had a prenup when they married in 2007. After they divorced with little fanfare in 2015, his stake in Google remained unchanged. “It’s complicated – that’s all I can say,” Wojcicki told Bloomberg TV about the split. Oracle Corp.’s Larry Ellison has been married and divorced multiple times, but none affected his stake in the software company. Ellison …

Alex Rodriguez

A-Rod's ex's mom offers head-scratching quotes about him | Yahoo News | 11/21/2017

personal genomics company 23andMe. But because whenever something involves Alex Rodriguez it becomes immediately all about A-Rod, the parts of the story involving Wojcicki and her family’s reaction to her 2016 romance with the former baseball player is by far the most interesting, puzzling and at times completely offensive part of the story. Like when Esther Wojcicki, Anne’s mom, classified him as kind of dumb because he didn’t go …

A-Rod’s ex’s mom offers head-scratching quotes about him | Yahoo News | 11/21/2017

Maureen Dowd’s story about Anne Wojcicki in the New York Times is supposed to be about Wojcicki, the founder of the personal genomics company 23andMe. But because whenever something involves Alex Rodriguez it becomes immediately all about A-Rod, the parts of the story involving Wojcicki and her family’s reaction to her 2016 romance with the former baseball player is by far the most interesting, puzzling and at times completely …

State of California

New research reveals blood types most susceptible to coronavirus | 6/10/2020

New research reveals blood types most susceptible to coronavirus Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:03 pm International 0 Comment(s) Blood samples: One ‘s blood type can determine whether one can contract coronavirus A person’s blood type can dictate how likely he can catch the coronavirus, a new research from biotech testing company 23andMe has revealed. 23andMe is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Sunnyvale, California. Using …

Personal Genomics, Inc. Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. in China | PR Newswire | 5/20/2020

HSINCHU, Taiwan , May 20, Personal Genomics Taiwan, Inc. (“PGI”), today announced that it has filed a patent infringement complaint in the Wuhan People’s Court in China against Pacific Biosciences of California , Inc. (“PacBio”). The complaint asserts that PacBio’s Sequel and Sequel II, as well as related commercialization activities by PacBio, its agents and certified service providers, infringe one or more claims of China patent No. CN101743321B, owned by PGI. PGI …