Archive for the ‘ethics’ Category

Your personal genome: for sale…to you…but not yet!

The race has started for companies wanting to sell you your genomic information. None are selling you products yet (except for your geographic ancestry from National Geographics Genographer).

23andme has been grabbing some attention because of receiving some Google funding, and Illumina’s CEO mentioned their partnership, check out the posting here at Symaxis. However, there is still nothing for sale (no Google Checkout for you…yet!). Recently Ester Dyson, board member of 23andme, recently talked to Charlie Rose, of which I wrote about here.

Navigenetics also has a website full of advisers, ethics, and policy. But no shopping cart…yet!

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