January 20, 2021
Digital incubator open for business. Anthem has kicked off a new incubator for digital health companies that it says will provide opportunities for funding, mentorship, path-to-market guidance and access to the payer's substantial body of certified de-identified data.
Called the Anthem Digital Incubator, this program will be offering invitations to digital health entrepreneurs and recently formed...
A product image of the existing AncestryHealth offering.
August 24, 2020
Consumer genomics company Ancestry recently received two FDA 510(k)s – one for an in vitro molecular test that detects genomic variants tied to potential disease risk, and another for a saliva-based DNA specimen-collection kit.
Both of these submissions were received by the FDA in October of last year, which officially cleared them on August 13, according to the agency's 510(k) database.
August 5, 2020
Private equity firm Blackstone is set to acquire a majority share of consumer-genomics company Ancestry for $4.7 billion.
The firm, which is currently owned by other investors, including Silver Lake, GIC, Spectrum Equity and Permia, got its start using genomics to tell customers about their heritage. However, it has recently shifted to also incorporate health information.
After the deal is...
August 3, 2020
Consumer genomic company Ancestry, which got its start in providing testing for family history, is launching a new product which features next-generation sequencing. The new product aims to help customers gain insights into their health and risk factors.
Called “AncestryHealth powered by Next Generation Sequencing,” the tool can screen for genes associated with breast cancer, heart disease,...
October 15, 2019
Ancestry, a consumer genomic testing company focused on family history, is now turning to the health space with its launch of AncestryHealth. The new product is aimed at giving customers insights into the health risks associated with their genes and family history.
As part of the new services customers can get tests that are ordered by doctors. The service will also provide education resources...
May 20, 2019
MyHeritage, an Israeli company that has been doing ancestry-related genetic testing since 2016, has announced a new product that brings the company into the health-focused consumer DNA testing space alongside the likes of 23andMe.
MyHeritage DNA Health+Ancestry is a single test that includes a wide-range of genetic aptitudes for possible health conditions: specifically, the company will offer 11...
July 21, 2015
Dr. Nick Terheyden
Last week San Francisco public radio KQED's publication Future of You posted a must-read report on the growing trend of California medical school graduates joining digital health startups instead of continuing their training and pursuing residency programs.
The report was anchored with data from physician network Doximity, which found that medical students from Stanford and...
July 16, 2015
Ancestry.com, one of the biggest sites for genealogy in the world, is getting into health. The company officially launched a new website, AncestryHealth.com, in beta today and announced the hire of a Chief Health Officer, Dr. Cathy A. Petti, who has previously held executive roles at HealthSpring Global, TriCore Reference Laboratories, and Novartis.
“Ancestry fundamentally believes family history...