Ancestry Finder from 23andMe released

A step in the right direction, I guess. But pretty underwhelming, considering what's possible. Screenshots and more information here and here.


Chris said...

Who owns/runs 23andMe? Their home page has two photos, one of an apparent cross between a Norwegian and a Hutu and the other of an Asian man with his all-Asian child.

Anonymous said...

23andMe is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Mountain View, California[1] that claims to be developing new methods and technologies that will enable consumers to understand their own genetic information. The company is named for the 23 pairs of chromosomes in a normal human cell. 23andMe was founded to "empower individuals and develop new ways of accelerating research."[2] The current cost of 23andMe's product is $499 for both health and ancestry. The ancestry edition costs $399 and the health edition costs $429. The product previously cost $399 for everything. Both Google and New Enterprise Associates have invested in 23andMe.

The 23andMe website is currently split into four categories: Health and Traits, Ancestry, Sharing and Community, and Research. They currently test or are researching over 100 diseases, conditions, and traits.

Google has invested $3.9M and recently another $2.6M in 23andMe, whose co-founder Anne Wojcicki is married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin.[3] Genentech is also reported to have invested in 23andMe.[4]