NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Direct-to-consumer genomics services firm 23andMe has dramatically slashed the price for its service and expanded its offerings to include a lineage tracing service through a partnership with Ancestry.com.
 
The nearly one year-old startup said in a statement today that by cutting the price for its genotyping service from $999 to $399 it is “democratizing personal genetics and expanding the opportunity for more people to benefit from the genetic revolution.”
 

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