Startup Guardiome Emphasizes Privacy in New WGS Consumer Offering | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Consumers with a bit of disposable income will soon be able to order their whole-genome sequence from Guardiome, a La Jolla, California-based startup that places a great deal of emphasis on keeping its clients' DNA information private.

Currently in alpha testing, Guardiome has around 50 clients who have tried out the $3,210 service, and the company is hoping to gather feedback from 100 early users. For that price customers receive their genetic code in a secure desktop device, called Helixa, which resembles a four-legged spaceship.

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