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A Silicon Valley startup just launched a DNA-based health test that could be a big competitor to 23andMe

A new genetic test looks at your risk of diseases like cancer and high cholesterol. Unlike 23andMe's test, it includes genetic counseling and full sequencing.
A DNA testing kit.

Genetic testing is the future of healthcare, but many experts say companies like 23andMe are doing more harm than good

Clinicians and advocates criticize the 23andMe approach to genetic testing, which they say prioritizes convenience over privacy and long-term health.

DNA tests that cost as much as $750 claim to tell you which antidepressant is best for you, but scientists say they’re not worth the money

Some DNA testing kits claim to tell you how well you'll respond to certain antidepressants based on your genes. Last month, Silicon Valley startup Color Genomics added one of the tests to its list of services. But some scientists say the tests aren't worth it yet.

A 23andMe competitor is teaming up with genetic research powerhouses in a nationwide population health study to see if certain diseases like cancer ca...

Color Genomics is partnering with MIT and Harvard's Broad Institute as part of a NIH-funded nationwide study of genetics and health. The study, called the "All of Us" research program will analyze genomic data from over 1 million participants from diverse backgrounds.

A 23andMe competitor just launched its own cancer testing initiative — but it differs in a key way

Investor Vinod Khosla announced that consumer genetics company Color Genomics would offer testing for cancer and high cholesterol through a partnership with several leading universities. He made the announcement on Sunday at the HLTH conference in Las Vegas.

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: New Amazon hire could indicate a move into EHR — Home-DNA test takes aim at heart conditions — How VR can give sp...

Amazon hired a former FDA digital health officer to work in its secretive 1492 lab, likely to explore ways to make it easier to access and share EHRs

A startup that tries to gauge your cancer risk just raised another $45 million

For $249, Color Genomics wants to tell you if you have the genetic mutations that could predispose you to certain types of cancer.

Why this former Twitter executive joined a startup that offers $249 cancer-screening DNA tests

Katie Jacobs Stanton, who has worked at the White House, Google, Yahoo, and Twitter, is joining Color Genomics

This company wants to sequence your DNA and tell you your risk for 8 different cancers for $249

The test now includes results for your hereditary risk for eight types of cancer.