Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has bought a $300 million stake in genetic DTC testing company 23andMe to help further their genetics-based drug discovery.
Although primarily influenced by environmental and social factors, years of schooling are also influenced by genes associated with cognitive function such as memory and personality traits.
Helix has announced raising $200M in Series B funding, the expansion of the executive team with a new CFO, CMO, and CPO, the acquisition of HumanCode, and a new Denver office.
European genetics blockchain company, DNAtix, have announced the pilot of their blockchain-based infrastructure and ecosystem for genetic testing, services and research.
A survey of people who have taken part in clinical trials indicates that participants care more about the benefits to science than the risk of sharing their personal data.
A large study has found that knowing your genetic risk for various diseases makes people switch to healthier lifestyles, and stick to them.
Some regulatory hurdles for makers of direct-to-consumer genetic health risk test have been lifted by the US Food and Drug Administration.
A security breach at DNA testing website MyHeritage have leaked the data of over 92 million users, the company said on Monday.
People’s medical and health history might become more than just a blueprint for doctor’s actions, now that blockchain start-up Nebula Genomics, and Hong Kong-based Longenesis are partnering up.