Video Lecture: Anne Wojcicki from 23andMe Personal Genomics

Direct link here. 23andMe is a personal genomics company based in Mountain View, California that is analyzes saliva samples for genetic information (the average cost for the service is decreasing and is currently $399-$499). The company name is a play on the 23 pairs of chromosomes that carry every individual’s DNA. 23andMe was co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
"Genes load the gun. Lifestyle pulls the trigger" - Dr. Elliot Joslin. Whole genome sequencing fails to predict risk of most common diseases, according to BMJ. Related reading: Genetic testing is available for approximately 2000 clinical conditions - Preparing for Precision Medicine - NEJM, 2012. How to talk to patients about genetic testing  http://goo.gl/kkW4m FDA: 23andMe Genetic Testing Product is Misbranded http://buff.ly/1jBF7SQ

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