NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic testing service firm 23andMe has done away with its subscription model following pushback from its customers and genetic genealogists.

In a note to its subscribers on Tuesday 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki said, "We listened to your feedback and now understand that subscriptions were not good for you and thus not good for 23andMe."

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