Whatever happened to the good old days, four or five years ago, when direct-to-consumer genomics was the hot new thing?

Remember 2008, Donna Dickenson writes in New Scientist, when the New Yorker magazine was writing about 'spit parties' and 23andMe's service was named Invention of the Year by Time magazine? Where is that industry now, after so much promise and hype-heavy press?

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