California Outpatient Centers Offering 23andMe Genome Service
Posted Apr 30 2009 1:48pm
This shows a clear new effort to help educate patients on what their genetic background could hold in store, and is one more step with bringing personalized medicine knowledge to the public. This is not a complete sequence, but rather an informative DNA study that can stand to offer information relative to potential areas to keep an eye open for.
From the website:
The latest research on how your genes may affect risk for common diseases and conditions such as heart attack, arthritis and cancers.
Explore the genetics of your food preferences, eye color, athletic ability and other traits.
When new research findings can be linked to your data, we update your 23andMe account and help you understand what it means for you.
When new findings are reported in the media, you can see how they relate to you right away with the help of our blog, The Spittoon.
You can also participate as a retail customer on your own. BD
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – California's Palomar Pomerado Health will offer 23andMe's genome service at its outpatient centers in San Diego, the companies said today.
The direct-to-consumer genomics service company said that the agreement with PPH marks the first time that its Personal Genome Service will be available for sale outside of its website.
Under the partnership, PPH will offer the service for $399 at two of its retail health centers in Escondido and Rancho Penasquitos, and at the Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion in Poway. Patients at these centers interested in the service will receive a personal session with a PPH nurse practitioner to discuss the PGS service.