23andMe

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23andMe is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Sunnyvale, California.wikipedia
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Anne Wojcicki

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The company was founded by Linda Avey, Paul Cusenza and Anne Wojcicki in 2006 to provide genetic testing and interpretation to individual consumers.
Anne E. Wojcicki (born July 28, 1973) is an American entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of the personal genomics company 23andMe.

Genentech

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In 2007, Google invested US$3,900,000 in the company, along with Genentech, New Enterprise Associates, and Mohr Davidow Ventures. In 2015, 23andMe made a business decision to pursue drug discovery themselves, under the direction of former Genentech executive Richard Scheller.

Sunnyvale, California

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23andMe is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Sunnyvale, California.
In the 2010s, Sunnyvale became home to operations from numerous major technology companies, including Apple, LinkedIn (now headquartered in Sunnyvale), Google, Walmart Labs, and 23andMe.

New Enterprise Associates

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In 2007, Google invested US$3,900,000 in the company, along with Genentech, New Enterprise Associates, and Mohr Davidow Ventures.
The firm's investments include Formlabs, Masterclass, 23andMe, 3com, Appian, Bitglass, Bloom Energy, Box, Braintree, Boingo Wireless, Box, Buzzfeed, CareerBuilder, Caremark Rx, CCP Games, Climate Corporation, Cloudflare, Coursera, Cvent, Desktop Metal, Diapers.com, Drop, Duolingo, Enigma, Fetchr, Forter, Fusion-io, Groupon, Gilt Groupe, Global Savings Group, HealthSouth, Houzz, Jet.com, Juniper Networks, The Learning Company, Lot18, Macromedia, MapD Technologies, MongoDB, MuleSoft, Nicira, Opower, Pentaho, Raise Marketplace, Robinhood Markets, Salesforce.com, ScienceLogic, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, Smartcar, Snap Inc., Spreadtrum, Swiftype, Tableau Software, The Players' Tribune, Tempus, Threat Quotient, TiVo, Topera Medical, Toutiao, Uber, UUNET, Vonage, WebMD, Workday, ZeroFOX, and Zuoyebang.

Genetic discrimination

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The new genetic testing service and ability to map significant portions of the genome has raised controversial questions, including whether the results can be interpreted meaningfully and whether they will lead to genetic discrimination.
These tests are easily accessible on the market and popularized by companies such as 23andMe and Ancestry.com.

Genetic testing

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The company was founded by Linda Avey, Paul Cusenza and Anne Wojcicki in 2006 to provide genetic testing and interpretation to individual consumers. Its saliva-based direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing business was named "Invention of the Year" by Time magazine in 2008.
In the United States, most DTC genetic test kits are not reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with the exception of a few tests offered by the company 23andMe.

Linda Avey

The company was founded by Linda Avey, Paul Cusenza and Anne Wojcicki in 2006 to provide genetic testing and interpretation to individual consumers.
In March 2006 Avey, Anne Wojcicki, and Paul Cusenza founded 23andMe, the world's first personal genetics service company.

Bloom syndrome

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In 2014, 23andMe submitted a 510(k) application to the FDA to market a carrier test for Bloom syndrome, which included data showing that 23andme's results were consistent and reliable and that the saliva collection kit and instructions were easy enough for people to use without making mistakes that might affect their results, and included citations to the scientific literature showing that the specific tests that 23andMe offered were associated with Blooms.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on February 19, 2015 that they have authorized marketing of a direct-to-consumer genetic test from 23andMe.

Richard Scheller

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In 2015, 23andMe made a business decision to pursue drug discovery themselves, under the direction of former Genentech executive Richard Scheller.
Richard H. Scheller (born 30 October 1953) is the Chief Science Officer & Head of Therapeutics at 23andMe and the former Executive Vice President of Research and Early Development at Genentech.

Sperm donation

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23andMe is commonly used for donor conceived persons to find their biological siblings and in some cases their sperm or egg donor.
Since 2000, donor conceived people have been locating their biological siblings and even their donor through web services such as the Donor Sibling Registry as well as DNA testing services such as Ancestry.com and 23andMe.

Genetic genealogy

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In 2007, 23andMe was the first company to offer a saliva-based direct-to-consumer genetic testing.

Genealogical DNA test

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Customers who bought tests with an ancestry-related component have online access to genealogical DNA test results and tools, including a relative-matching database.
In 2007, 23andMe was the first company to offer a saliva-based direct-to-consumer genetic testing.

Esther Dyson

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She is currently on the board of directors of 23andMe, and is one of the first ten volunteers in the Personal Genome Project.

Living DNA

After getting DNA tests results from three different companies to know if his "dad's family came from Russia", David Gewirtz says, "the results I got back from Ancestry and 23andMe were shocking and upsetting would be an understatement."

Ancestry.com

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After the arrest of the accused Golden State Killer, Ancestry.com and 23andMe made a data policy stating that they won't allow their DNA profiles to be used for crime solving unless pressured to do so by law enforcement, as they believe it violates users' privacy.

Personal genomics

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23andMe is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Sunnyvale, California.

Saliva testing

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It is best known for providing a direct-to-consumer genetic testing service in which customers provide a saliva sample that is laboratory analysed to generate reports relating to the customer's ancestry and genetic predispositions to health-related topics.

SNP genotyping

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It is best known for providing a direct-to-consumer genetic testing service in which customers provide a saliva sample that is laboratory analysed to generate reports relating to the customer's ancestry and genetic predispositions to health-related topics.

Chromosome

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The company is named for the 23 pairs of chromosomes in a normal human cell.

Cell (biology)

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The company is named for the 23 pairs of chromosomes in a normal human cell.

Food and Drug Administration

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The company had a previously fraught relationship with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to its genetic health tests, but as of October 2015, DNA tests ordered in the US include a revised health component, per FDA approval.

DNA

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The company had a previously fraught relationship with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to its genetic health tests, but as of October 2015, DNA tests ordered in the US include a revised health component, per FDA approval.

Autosome

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In 2007, 23andMe became the first company to begin offering autosomal DNA testing for ancestry, which all other major companies now use.

Saliva

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Its saliva-based direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing business was named "Invention of the Year" by Time magazine in 2008.