23andMe - Nerd Stalker #21


Nerd Stalker partners with SFNewTech to interview Alex Wong, Director of Products for 23andMe. 23andMe's mission is to be the world's trusted source of personal genetic information.

For a mere $399 they send you a kit with a tube to spit in then send back. In about 4 weeks you get a ton of in depth genetic information. You will learn health traits/issues you may be prone to, get ancestral information, compare your results with the community, and you can submit your information for research if you choose. Privacy is the huge issue just see the in depth privacy policy they have to protect it's customers.

Of note 23andMe was featured on Oprah and had the distinct huge honor of being named invention of the year by TIME magazine.

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