23andMe lays off 100 workers amid shrinking demand for DNA tests

23andMe lays off 100 workers amid shrinking demand for DNA tests

23andMe, an at-home DNA testing company, is laying off 100 people, or about 14% of its workforce. The news comes amid waning demand for consumer genetic testing services. 23andMe is known for collecting the spit of customers and using it to gather information about their genetic history, health, and physical traits based on their DNA. It is valued at $1 billion or more.

ethan adams
ethan adams 1 months

sales are probably down because you released people DNA to agency databases without consent. people tend to not like that sort of privacy violation.

Fin 1 months

What bogus bs... The parent company is lab Corp.. The test is bs n they made tons of money off selling ur DNA to interested third parties.. Worse u gave up ur personal DNA finger print n the public fast learning that's worse then someone getting ur ssn........ It's been one elaborate con game n now the jig is up

AbsentSal 1 months

dont give your dna these people, its fucked up what the govt can subpoena with the patriot act alone

porcus 1 months

It's not a useful product to those who send in their spit; it's mostly a novelty experience. The genetic database they established, however, is a useful product and one which should help develop better treatments.

Based Haole
Based Haole 1 months

imagine that as soon as it came out they were selling all of the data to Big Pharma no one wants to do it anymore

JanitorJez Mean Badger
JanitorJez Mean Badger 1 months

A large part of their business came from white nationalists trying to prove how white they are. Too many came back showing great grandaddy wore chains to work making the whole thing less appealing.😂

michael zubas
michael zubas 1 months

It must been that Eddie Murphy joke! that joke killed, lol

Fin 1 months

It helps in one way for children abandon adopted n seeking family... Also helps with solving cold cases. N exoneration innocence persons

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