Genetics Testing

GenapSys Finally Commercializes Desktop DNA Sequencer

Good things come to those who wait, but we’re an impatient bunch here at Nanalyze. It’s no wonder that we decided to write about disruptive technology rather than spend the time actually creating it. Consider that it took an international team of scientists 13 years and $3 billion to map the genes that comprise the […]

Why is Illumina’s Stock Price Falling?

Fewer than half of Americans own a passport. Some say that’s because their own backyard is such a big one. The half of our audience that hails from there may not be aware of what’s happening with global travel because they’re blissfully watching the stock market soar inexplicably. According to the World Tourism Barometer, international […]

Invitae Stock – A Pure-Play on Genetics Testing

We research and write about tech companies and stocks religiously, but we’ve learned the hard way that trying to cherry-pick winning stocks is a high-risk game. No matter how promising the thesis, every company can potentially implode. In an attempt to weed out the land mines, we look for companies with strong industry partnerships (as […]

When Are Genetic Health Tests Worth Taking?

Investors in Illumina must be stoked about how things have been going so far for a company that commands a dominant market share in one of the most transformative technologies of our time – genetic sequencing. It’s allowed us to pursue promising technologies like gene editing – and now base editing – which means we can start […]

Centogene: Genetic Testing for Rare Diseases

You probably don’t know much about rare diseases unless you’re one of the unfortunate few who are afflicted by one. Not everyone agrees upon how we ought to define a rare disease, but in the United States, that’s considered one that affects less than 200,000 people or about 1 in 1,636 people. While some diseases […]

9 Genomics Startups for Investors to Watch

The history of direct-to-consumer genomics tests goes something like this. Genomics startups first started offering hereditary tests that required a DNA sample and everyone quickly climbed on board without realizing just how much information they were handing over to people they didn’t really know that well. Eventually, testing companies started moving into DNA health tests and then the FDA […]

Are Dog DNA Tests Worth the Hype?

It’s a dog-eat-dog world when it comes to DNA testing. We’ve seen it all over the last few years, from serious topics such as privacy issues and the ethics of DNA testing for intelligence to super silly applications like physical fitness and dating. It’s certainly an industry that has courted its share of controversy, with companies […]

9 Personal Trainer Apps for Getting Into Shape

We’re well into 2019, which means most of us have already given up on our New Year’s resolution to get back into shape. That is not our typically cynical but witty intro to the topic of personal trainer apps for getting into shape. There is a bit of science that says that most of us […]

Can DNA Tests Predict Intelligence or IQ?

With the emergence of big data and machine learning, we’re now able to do all kinds of things that we couldn’t do before. While genetic testing started out as something you could use to find out if your dad is actually the milkman, it has now progressed into other areas. We recently wrote about how polygenic […]

How Your Polygenic Risk Score Can Predict Disease

One of the most famous principles in classical philosophy (one of our MBAs double-majored in case the whole business degree didn’t work out) is called Occam’s razor. It states that one should not make more assumptions than are needed to explain a certain phenomenon. In other words, start with the simplest answer first. This is […]