23andMe is Using Your DNA for Genetics Research

The personal genome company is using DNA collected from consumers for more than just ancestry information.

When you send your DNA into genetics testing company 23andMe it’s being used for more than finding out if your family is from Greece or Italy. You’ll get results of your ancestry, but 23andMe is also using your cheek swabs for genetics research, according to a press release from the company.

The company formed the Therapeutics Division in April 2015, which is the world’s largest database for genetic research, according to the company, and over the years it has partnered with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and scientists from the drug development company Genentech to analyze its users’ DNA.

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