Crunch Report | Jeff Bezos Sells $1B in Amazon Stock Annually to Fund Blue Origin
The Kriesel high-performance electric converted Porsche, Jeff Bezos sells $1 billion in stock annually to fund Blue Origin, Hyperloop One completes Vegas test track and 23andMe can now let you know if you have the genes for Parkinson’s. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Advances in AI and ML are reshaping healthcare
 The application of AI/ML in healthcare is reshaping the industry and making what was once impossible into a tangible reality. Read More ...
DNA sequencing for under $100? Company now says it will soon be possible
Illumina — a DNA sequencing company — unveiled a machine called the NovaSeq at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference this week. With it the company hopes to bring down the price of sequencing to less than $100. The post DNA sequencing for under $100? Company now says it will soon be possible appeared first on Digital Trends.
23andMe reportedly laid off the lab working on next-gen sequencing
 23andMe won’t continue on with next-generation DNA sequencing and has reportedly laid off the lab working on the project. About half-a-dozen workers were laid off from the Salt Lake City, Utah-based lab, according to BuzzFeed, which first reported the news. By our own count based on LinkedIn, at least five members of the lab have been let go, including its chief medical officer Dr.… Read More ...
23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki has a plan to include better genetic data from people of color
 One of the first consumer genetic testing companies 23andMe says it aims to be at the forefront in gathering genetically diverse data throughout the world. The company just launched a standalone $99 ancestry service today as a way to offer those interested in their genetic lineage the ability to trace ancestors and relatives just by spitting into a tube. Ancestral DNA is something founder… Read More ...
Massive crowdsourced study finds genetic links to depression
Analyzing the genes of over 450,000 23andMe customers in a crowdsourced study, researchers identified 15 regions of the human genome associated with an increased risk of suffering from depression. The post Massive crowdsourced study finds genetic links to depression appeared first on Digital Trends.
23andMe will resume (limited) testing for health issues
23andMe, the company that benefited greatly with some favor from Google, suffered a massive setback when the FDA stepped in and shutdown its genetic health screening service. At the time, users could pay $99 to spit in a vial and, some time later, access their genetic data parsed to include details about their personal health. Those details included things like … Continue reading...
A Look Inside Silicon Valley’s Wild Biotech Accelerator IndieBio
 Silicon Valley breeds the kind of people that dare to dream of technology that puts computers in the palm of our hands, make the world’s music library accessible wherever we go and plans to launch tiny satellites all over the world to bring global access to the Internet. Biotechnology is now taking shape alongside those other big ideas, thanks to reduced costs in robotics,… Read More ...
Counsyl Automates Genetic Testing To Give Potential Parents Peace Of Mind
 Iin the last few years, companies like Counsyl and 23andme have made DNA testing a reality for thousands, pulling useful information from small samples of saliva or blood. To get a better idea of how these companies work, I visited Counsyl’s headquarters south of San Francisco. Read More ...
We Asked Rock Health Founder Halle Tecco About The Future Of Digital Medicine
 Health technology is becoming a big topic in 2015. We’re seeing wearable technology that can automatically upload our health data to the cloud, cellphones are becoming tools to connect us to the doctor’s office, a Google moonshot project detects cancer on an app and 23andMe has received FDA approval for at least one genetic test of a rare disease. This is now a multi-billion… Read More ...
If Inaccuracy Were Illegal, The Feds Would Have To Regulate Most Health Gadgets
I wore a calorie counter armband from BodyMedia that told me I was burning over 3,000 calories a day. If that were true, I would be emaciated enough to play Gollum in the next Lord Of The Rings sequel. The accuracy of consumer health gadgets varies widely, yet this hasn't stopped the FDA from suspending popular genetic testing company 23andMe over concerns about the quality of their diagnostics. 23andMe may be at fault, but so is a large part of the entire health tech industry. The FDA is ...
FDA tells Google-backed DNA test startup 23andMe to halt sales
The FDA has ordered DNA testing startup 23andMe to stop selling its DNA Spit Kit due to the company's failure to receive full approval from the agency to sell a medical device. The post FDA tells Google-backed DNA test startup 23andMe to halt sales appeared first on Digital Trends.