Biotech Start-Up Talking20 to Provide DTC Proteomic and Metabolomic Testing | GenomeWeb

While the last decade saw the rise – and sometimes fall – of a number of direct-to-consumer genomics firms, including 23andMe, Navigenics, and Decode Genetics, the market for DTC proteomics has remained largely unexplored.

A new DTC proteomics and metabolomics firm hopes to change that. San Francisco-based Talking20 launched two weeks ago at the Open Science Summit in Mountain View, Calif. Since then the company has sold several hundred kits to interested users, founder and CEO Heather Heine told ProteoMonitor.

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