Building a public research database out of spare parts

February 8, 2019

A couple months ago, we launched a public research database with DNA, health history, and more from 50,000 of our clients. You might be surprised at how little work it took us: under four person-months total. Read on to hear how we designed and built it, went above and beyond the usual privacy safeguards,... Read More

June 6, 2018

(with apologies to Jeremy Narby) Ouroborus, the mythical snake that eats its own tail Like any good software engineering team, we’re always updating our dependencies to make sure we’re running the most secure, bug-free versions.... Read More

November 3, 2017

About 1.3 million Americans have familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a lifelong genetic condition that causes very high cholesterol levels and greatly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. The good news is that FH is easily... Read More

September 25, 2017

On this episode of Sequenced, Hemant Taneja, Managing Director at General Catalyst, discusses the changing nature of startups, how they are being built, and how it applies to the healthcare sector. We’ve posted complete transcript of the... Read More

Full Transcript: Laszlo Bock, Former SVP of People Operations at Google, on Sequenced

September 25, 2017

On the first episode of Sequenced, Laszlo Bock, former SVP of Google’s People Operations who helped transform Google’s workforce and culture, discusses how health and wellbeing benefits can make for a happier, longer-lasting workforce. We’ve posted complete transcript of... Read More

Scientific Breakthroughs in DNA Sequencing – Color

February 27, 2017

It took billions of dollars and 13 years to sequence the first human genome, but technological advancements in sequencing have outpaced Moore’s law for the last decade. How is that possible? We take a look at the scientific breakthroughs that got DNA sequencing to where it is... Read More

Celebrate Family History Day This Thanksgiving – Color

January 17, 2017

With Thanksgiving approaching, many of us are looking forward to spending quality time with our family. Did you know that Thanksgiving is also National Family History Day? This year, take advantage of having the entire family together and start a conversation about your family... Read More