DNA For Drug Development?

NOURAN AMIN | July 31, 2018

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Genetic data of individuals who were customers of DNA testing service for the purpose of understanding their ancestry and genetic history, such as the company 23andME, could now be utilized for the development of new drugs. 23andMe, the home DNA testing service, announced a 4-year deal with pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), giving the manufacturer exclusive rights to genetic data of 23andMe's customers. "I started 23andMe with the belief that by getting people interested in learning about themselves and participating in research, we would all benefit," says Anne Wojcicki, CEO of 23andMe.

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