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Enough With Business Models Exploiting User Data -- Why 23andMe and Google Are Not Users' Friends

Nathan Newman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Nathan Newman

We should be glad the FDA put a temporary stop to its marketing but we need a far broader public debate on how to ensure that consumers don't give up valuable personal data in general without being fully informed of its value and creating the option for consumers to opt out of data sharing and aggregation all together.

Google-Backed Genetics Company Slammed With $5 Million Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Genetic testing company 23andMe has been slammed with a $5 million lawsuit less than a week after the Federal Drug Administration ordered the company ...

Google Pours More Cash Into 23andMe

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SEATTLE — Google Inc.'s venture capital arm, Google Ventures, invested $3.2 million in a genetics startup run by Google CEO Sergey Brin's wife i...

23andMe: Layoffs Confirmd At Personal Genomics Startup Co-Founded By

techcrunch.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

23andMe was founded by Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki back in 2006. Investors include biotech powerhouse Genentech, as well as New Enterprise Associates...