23andMe Upgrades to Higher-Density Array, Offers Detailed Analysis of Rx Response, Disease Risk | GenomeWeb

By Turna Ray

Enabled by a new genotyping array, direct-to-consumer genomics firm 23andMe is growing its analysis capabilities by 400,000 SNPs, and is moving toward providing more in-depth analysis of customers' predisposition for disease and likelihood of response to various drugs.

The firm announced this week that it is upgrading from Illumina's HumanHap550 chip, which tested around 600,000 SNPs, to Illumina's HumanOmniExpress, which gauges around 1 million SNPs.

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