Robinson Bradshaw

Topic: DTC research

Mapping the Personal Genomics Landscape

Last week saw the first annual Genomes, Environments, Traits (GET) Conference, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Timed to coincide with DNA Day 2010, the conference marked one decade since the publication of the draft consensus human genome sequence. The GET Conference was billed as “the last chance in history to collect everyone with a personal genome sequence […]

Is deCODEme Taking a Page from the 23andMe Playbook?

Daniel MacArthur of Genetic Future provides coverage of the decision by direct-to-consumer (DTC) genomics service provider deCODEme to offer existing 23andMe customers the ability to upload their raw 23andMe data to the deCODEme service. For free. MacArthur correctly notes that the value of the genome scans provided by companies such as 23andMe and deCODEme lies […]

deCODE Declares. Now What?

If you’re a regular reader of the Genomics Law Report – or the Wall Street Journal for that matter – by now you have probably heard the news: deCODE genetics, Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. Given deCODE’s recent financial struggles, this latest development is hardly a surprise. Indeed, two months ago, we […]

23andMe’s New Game Plan: What it Means for the Company and for DTC Genetic Testing

Late Friday afternoon, direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing company 23andMe announced a change in its game plan. Currently, 23andMe offers a single product – a $399 genotyping service that provides customers access to information about their genetic ancestry as well as genetic variants linked to certain other traits and diseases, including diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and certain […]

A Fundamental Right to Genetic Information (Now More Expensive Than Before)

This is the second of four related posts analyzing 23andMe’s decision to separate its health and ancestry DTC genetic testing services. For more please see 23andMe’s New Game Plan: What it Means for the Company and for DTC Genetic Testing, The Open Secret of DTC Medical Genetic Testing and DTC Genomic Research: Revolution or Minor […]

The Open Secret of DTC Medical Genetic Testing

This is the third of four related posts analyzing 23andMe’s decision to separate its health and ancestry DTC genetic testing services. For more please see 23andMe’s New Game Plan: What it Means for the Company and for DTC Genetic Testing, A Fundamental Right to Genetic Information (Now More Expensive Than Before) and DTC Genomic Research: […]

DTC Genomic Research: Revolution or Minor Uprising?

This is the fourth of four related posts analyzing 23andMe’s decision to separate its health and ancestry DTC genetic testing services. For more please see 23andMe’s New Game Plan: What it Means for the Company and for DTC Genetic Testing, A Fundamental Right to Genetic Information (Now More Expensive Than Before) and The Open Secret […]

Genomic Research Continues To Go DTC

Way back in July I wrote about an emerging dimension in the DTC genomics space: direct-to-consumer genomic research. That article focused on the activities of 23andMe, and TruGenetics, which made a summertime splash by offering free genome scans to the first 10,000 individuals willing to contribute their genomic information to a commercial research database. While […]