Misha just posted on what I believe is the true value of all of these genome scans, currently.....
Free, until value is demonstrated in a way that doesn't include a "testimonial"
There is a new company called "TruGenetics" which is Enhancing Life Through Genomics
As I prep for my 11 AM conference call with the CDC, I have to get this post out there.....
They are giving away 10,000 scans for free. That's 500,000 SNPs from your genome, for free!
There are some big questions I have.
1. Who the hell is running this?
CEO-Jason Chien, MD, MS, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Chien is currently a faculty member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington.
COO-A.Edward Mohebi, MBA, PhC, Chief Operating Officer
Ed is a serial entrepreneur with wide breadth in the healthcare and technology sectors. Namely, Digital Systems, Siemens, and Microsoft Corporation
To offer services!
3. What are they offering?
Sample of Over 200 Traits & Diseases
Ok, so this looks like they are headed to rival 23andMc with a social network and some physicians involved, at least as the CEO here......But not the Google Power.....
More to Come on this one! The challenge is on to make a business off of people's DNA. Good Luck.
The Sherpa Says: HT to Misha for this....and likely HT to George Church.....What in the world will 23andMc do? Take another 3 million from Google, that's what.......