23andMe Teams With Big Pharma to Find Treatments Hidden in Our DNA

January 13, 2015 2:40 PM

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On Monday, 23andMe announced it is sharing (anonymously) the DNA data it has collected on 650,000 individuals with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. Sharing resources, the companies say, will help them figure out new ways to treat disease and to design clinical trials.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed publicly, but any good news is a step forward for the beleaguered startup. Since it launched in 2007, the Silicon Valley startup has built its business on analyzing DNA extracted from customers’ saliva to let them learn more about their ancestry, inherited tr...

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