Friday, August 9, 2013

Parent of FTDNA Becomes World's Leading Genetic Testing Company

Gene By Gene, the parent company of FTDNA, has acquired Arpeggi, a GE-backed startup company specializing in genome sequencing, computational analysis and data management. For more information, visit http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2013/08/gene-by-gene-acquires-arpeggi-to-build-worlds-leading-genetic-testing-and-genome-diagnostics-company.html.

As you may know, Gene By Gene was started in 2000 concurrently with Family Tree DNA to form the first consumer-based DNA testing company for genealogy applications. It now has three other divisions. The following is from the Gene By Gene press release:

 "The acquisition of Arpeggi's technology and world­-class team of data and technology experts will enable us to accelerate Gene by Gene's plan to make next­-generation DNA sequencing and clinical genomics accessible and affordable to all," said Max Blankfeld, Managing Partner of Gene by Gene. "We are on a mission to transform healthcare by dramatically speeding up the process, and reducing the costs, of genetic tests, which today are often far too expensive for the average consumer."

2 comments:

feipeng wu said...

Thanks for sharing...

Girish Panchal said...

Very nice information.
Thanks.

Dr. Girish Panchal
Smita Arogya Kendra