Roots into the Future

By Razib Khan | July 26, 2011 8:47 am

23andMe is announcing a new research initiative into African American genetics today. Dr. Daniel MacArthur has blogged it so well that I recommend you just read him: Personal genomics: not just for rich white folks. This looks like it will focus more on diseases associations than ancestry inference for individuals. Very necessary and useful.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Personal Genomics

Comments (5)

  1. jlf

    It’s sort of annoying that this campaign means I could have gotten this service for free had I only waited a year.

  2. Ian

    Interesting. Although they say ‘African Americans’, they say people of ‘African descent’ are eligible. I wonder if that includes non-US residents (IOW, my niece).

  3. Been waiting for this announcement for a few months. 🙂

  4. Eze

    Great initiative!


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