Genetic Future

Archives for March, 2010

A colleague just pointed me to an entry on Brad Templeton’s blog where Templeton reveals some bizarre connections between people he has met as distant cousins via 23andMe‘s Relative Finder algorithm. Nothing too spooky, but a precursor of things to come if (as I hope and expect) 23andMe manages to ride out the current troubles…

The end is nigh for 23andMe?

Over at Gene Expression, Razib suggests that trouble lies ahead for personal genomics company 23andMe. Although I’m generally a bit of a cheerleader for the Mountain View-based startup, I must admit the signs over the past year or so haven’t been good: two rounds of lay-offs, the departure of co-founder Linda Avey, and the apparent deployment…