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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.

I tried National Geographic’s next-generation ancestry test and was surprised by my results

The Genographic Project has been around since 2005 but recently switched over to Helix's next-generation sequencing platform. I wanted to try it.

DNA-testing companies like 23andMe sell your genetic data to drugmakers and other Silicon Valley startups

DNA-testing company 23andMe made headlines last week when it announced that it would share consumers' anonymized genetic data with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. Companies like 23andMe frequently share your DNA data with "third parties."

Lawmakers are asking DNA-testing companies about their privacy policies — here’s what you should know when taking genetics tests like 23an...

When sending in your DNA sample, it's important to understand who owns that information and who will be able to see it.

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Novartis, Pear Therapeutics partner to improve digital offerings — Heart app saved Johns Hopkins over $200K — Med...

Novartis and Pear Therapeutics are joining forces to develop and design digital products that can be prescribed alongside Novartis' medication.

I took a DNA test that claims to reveal the best wine for you — here’s the verdict

Vinome's genetics test pairs your DNA and your taste preferences with wine you might like.

A DNA-testing startup just launched an ‘app store’ for genetics

Helix just launched its "app store" of your genetic code with 20 tests.

The ‘app store for genetics’ just landed another major partner

Helix, a company that wants to act like an "app store" of your genetic code, just landed a partner that will build one of the first apps on the platform.

Why a former Under Armour executive just joined a company that wants to become the app store of genetics

Illumina spin-off Helix just hired a former UnderArmour executive as its CEO to help the company build an App Store for your genetic information.