Keep your DNA close

If consumer-grade genetic insights (à la 23andMe) aren’t enough for you, head on over to a deep genomic sequencing clinic. For a hefty price tag, top medical institutions are offering substantially more thorough DNA analyses—but there’s plenty of skepticism about targeting healthy clientele and downstream testing costs.

Meanwhile, the NIH’s All of Us program—which aims to make genetic, EHR, and activity data accessible to researchers and patients—reported that 80% of its participants are from groups historically underrepresented in biomedical research. Startup Ciitizen’s Founder and CEO Anil Sethi shared some thoughts with us about putting patients in the driver’s seat of their data. Hear more from him at Rock Health Summit on 9/25 in SF.


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