genomics

By Jonah Comstock November 25, 2013
23andMe's app. In a public letter dated November 22, the Food and Drug Administration has instructed personal genome startup 23andMe to immediately stop selling its testing service until the offering receives de novo 510(k) clearance. Regulatory Focus first spotted the letter. "[M]onths after you submitted your 510(k)s and more than 5 years after you began marketing, you still had not...
By Jonah Comstock March 19, 2013
UC Irvine researcher Gene Tsudik (Photo by Steve Zylius) A team led by University of California-Irvine researchers has developed what's been called an Android-based smartphone paternity test. The app would allow two people, if they had access to their digitized genomes, to run a paternity test comparing their genomes, determine how closely related they are, and even scan their genome for...
By Brian Dolan October 14, 2009
At the Body Computing Conference last week in Los Angeles, the Food and Drug Association's Brian Fitzgerald weighed in on a big question: Who owns your health data? According to a report in Fast Company, the typical answer most consumers would provide is "my body, my data." Fitzgerald, however, had an insightful and perhaps troubling reply. It made for a true regulatory monkey wrench: "These are...
By Brian Dolan September 11, 2009
Source: Apple.com "The iPhone can be an integral part in advancing the fundamental science -- the very complexities of biology and understanding of the human genome can be made accessible through tools like the iPhone," Consumer genomics company Illumina's CEO and President, Jay Flatley told Apple in a recent interview. "I think it is the convergence of the science and IT technology that today...
By Brian Dolan July 28, 2009
The way that we listen to music these days is completely different from the way it used to be; the way we communicate via electronic messaging is also very different; so is the way we read books thanks to devices like Amazon's Kindle, explained The West Wireless Health Institute's Dr. Eric Topol at the Qualcomm Smart Services Summit in San Diego this morning. "Wouldn't it be natural -- knowing...
By Brian Dolan June 10, 2009
At the Consumer Genetics Show in Boston today, genome sequencing company Illumina's President and CEO Jay Flatley announced that Illumina had partnered with four major direct-to-consumer genomics companies and demonstrated a very rough concept for a mobile application that leveraged a consumer's genomic profile.  Illumina inked partnerships with consumer-facing genome analysis services 23andme,...
By Brian Dolan June 10, 2009
At the Consumer Genetics Show in Boston, MA, today Illumina President and CEO Jay Flatley reveals an iPhone with a conceptualized application called MyGenome. Flatley said a developer at Illumina put the application together in just 10 days. MyGenome would include access to the user's entire genomic profile and relevant analysis of their variant genome. One section would be "pharmacogenomics...
By Brian Dolan June 5, 2009
We have heard the West Wireless Health Institute's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Eric Topol referred to as a "poster child" for wireless health and he's also an easy contender for most influential thought leader in the emerging industry, but last month when we heard he'd be appearing in GQ magazine, it was the first time we heard him referred to as a "rock star." GQ highlighted Dr. Topol and just a...

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