How drug companies will mine your genes

by jeeg 13. January 2015 00:45
  Imagine a world where genetic sequencing is free, like Gmail. That’s where we’re headed. Genetic data is going the way the rest of our data has gone on the web. Companies will mine it, repackage it, and find a way to make money off it. For eight years, personal ... [More]

23andMe turns spit into DNA data sales to Pfizer

by jeeg 12. January 2015 22:05
  23andMe Inc., the genetic-testing startup backed by Google, is sharing DNA data on about 650,000 individuals with Pfizer to help find new targets to treat disease and to design clinical trials. The collaboration with Pfizer is the broadest announced so far in 23andMe’s ambitious pla... [More]

Data deadline

by jeeg 15. November 2013 21:39
  A little-noticed proposal promises to have a huge impact on how science is done in the ‘big data’ era. In September, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) released draft guidelines on the sharing of genomic data. The guidelines, which have been in the works for five ye... [More]
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