Navigenics, a genome scanning company, officially launches their genome service today – called the “Navigenics Health Compass”, with a cocktail reception in NYC tonight at 6:00PM. Thomas Goetz of Epidemix writes an article in Wired today about some of the differences between Navigenics and other large-scale genome scanning companies.
The launch is also mentioned in an exclusive interview at Genetics and Health with Navigenics’ medical director, Dr. Michael Nierenberg. This piece is the first article in a seven article series, including the future article 6, which discusses some of my favorite things: “Privacy, insurance, GINA, and ethics.” I’ll be sure to link to that article when it comes out. The launch is also discussed over at ScienceRoll.
For more information:
- ThinkGene – Navigenics Launches Whole-Genome Scan
- PRNewsWire – Navigenics’ Genome Analysis Used In Research Trial on the Impact of Providing Genetic Risk Assessments
- The New York Sun – SoHo Agenda: Buy a New Suit, Then Stop in For Genetic Testing (according to the article, Navigenics is renting a “storefront at 76 Greene St. for 10 days” to “drum up business by hosting panel discussions on genetics and running other health programs.”
- Wall Street Journal – Genetic Testing Firm to Disclose Data Standards