23andMe Slashes 14% Of Workforce Amid Slump In DNA Testing Market23andMe, the Sunnyvale-based at-home DNA testing company, is laying off 100 people, or about 14% of its workforce.
Pentagon Warns Military Not To Use Consumer DNA Kits Due To Security RiskAs more and more people are swabbing their cheeks for saliva samples in hopes of discovering their roots, the Pentagon is warning members of the military not to buy or use direct-to-consumer DNA kits.
SF Anti-Vaccine Doctor Accused Of Using At-Home DNA Tests To Get Kids ExemptionsA doctor in San Francisco is under investigation for allegedly providing medical exemptions to get kids out of receiving vaccinations with an at-home genetics test.
Marin Woman Shocked When DNA Test Reveals S. Korean Brother She Never KnewA Marin County woman who was adopted from South Korea was shocked when her DNA test revealed she has a brother living in Oregon.
23AndMe Receives FDA Approval To Test For Breast Cancer Gene MutationsThere's a new genetic test for breast cancer that can be taken at home, without a doctor's approval. And not everyone is on board.
Quadruplets Put DNA Heritage Companies To The TestDo you ever wonder where you came from? A growing number of DNA ancestry companies now promise to reveal your true ethnic origin
Law Enforcement Investigators Demand Access To Private DNA DatabasesCompanies that research family lineage for fees say they have received demands for genetic information stored in their DNA databases.
23andMe Brings Back Rare Genetic Disease Data In DNA Test Results23andMe has brought back 35 tests that tell users whether they carry genetic mutations for rare diseases like cystic fibrosis.
Google's Genetic Test Maker 23andMe Launches Drug Development EffortGoogle-backed genetic testing company 23andMe is launching its own drug development unit, betting that it can translate its database of customer DNA information into novel medicines.
President Obama To Stop At Mountain View Walmart In Latest Bay Area Fundraising TripPresident Barack Obama will make an appearance at the Walmart store in Mountain View to talk about energy efficiency, as part of his latest fundraising trip to the Bay Area this week.
Google-Backed Genetic Testing Company 23andMe Faces Class Action LawsuitGenetic testing company 23andMe is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the Silicon Valley startup misled customers with advertising for its personalized DNA test kit.
FDA Orders Local DNA Test Startup 23andMe To Halt Sales The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science.
Bay Area Company's $99 DNA Test Sparks Healthcare RevolutionFor $99, and a little bit of spit, a Bay Area company is providing a health care revolution. The revolution comes in the form of a test that arrives at your home in a little box.