Genomics

Oxford Nanopore Sequencing vs. Illumina

If you are lucky enough to have spent upwards of six figures on your MBA, you may be tempted to think that it was a waste of money now that the robots are in the process of devouring just about every job there is. That’s just not the case though. MBAs happen to be equipped with some very […]

Benefits of Cannabis Genetics for Producing Weed

One of the common complaints about 420 events—aside from the haze that settles over the crowd like a rolling San Francisco fog—is that the celebrations have turned into an excuse to smoke excessive amounts of weed in public. Some of you may be wondering: Isn’t that exactly the point of 420? Sure, we’re as happy […]

Genetic Testing for Hereditary Heart Disease

“Consumer DNA Tests Are Wrong 40 Percent of the Time” said an article on Geek.com which was published on April Fool’s day. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a joke. Turns out that a company called Ambry Genetics published a paper on Nature a few weeks ago which revealed “a high false-positive rate (40%) in genes with potential […]

Does DNA Dating Pass the Genetic Sniff Test?

So, what’s in your genes? What might sound like a geeky, if not cheeky, pick-up line is a sign of our times. Apparently, DNA dating is a thing. We somehow missed this trend. Of course, based on our romancing skills—we are a bunch of MBAs, after all—we vaguely recall a website launched back around 2000 […]

Hereditary Cancer Tests from Color Genomics

It’s been a while since we’ve taken a look at the various “at home DNA tests” available from companies like 23andMe, Ancestry.com, and Family Tree DNA. What each of these DNA tests has in common is that they all offer ancestry testing so that you can see if you are related to anyone else that took the […]

Sell Your DNA for Cryptocurrency with Nebula Genomics

Some people question the merits of a college degree for good reason. If you’ve any spent any length of time with MBAs, or studying for your own MBA and taking “leadership classes”, you’ll quickly realize that the real skills needed to succeed in the business world can’t be taught in a classroom. You either have […]

10 Chinese Genomics Companies Decoding China

We’ve had boots on the ground in China for some time now, and we’re firmly convinced that investment exposure to China is a must. A recent article by Peter Diamandis on the topic pointed out the 9-9-6 work culture for Chinese startups which stands for 9 AM to 9 PM, 6 days a week – […]

8 Startups Using AI for Personalized Health

The concept of personalized medicine—using the latest and greatest genetic tests and related technologies—might seem like it was born out of a Silicon Valley think tank. But, in reality, the idea goes back thousands of years. Ayurvedic medicine, practiced in some form by nearly all of India’s 1.3 billion people, is probably the most well-known […]

24 DNA Apps on Offer from Illumina’s Helix

It was just about one year ago that we wrote an article titled Illumina Stock Price Says Buy Me Now! at which time we picked up a whole bunch of shares in Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) for about $140 per share. Fast forward to today and we see that those shares have appreciated about +49% to around […]

At Home DNA Testing Kits from HomeDNA

Imagine a world where home DNA testing kits for hereditary diseases don’t exist anymore because hereditary diseases were eliminated decades ago by using gene editing at the germline. In the future, parents who decide to conceive a child will meet with a “birth counselor” who logs into their cloud-based gene editing platform owned by the largest “biology […]