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Introspection

23andMe is my favorite startup of 2007.


From: Kirubakaran Sent: December 27, 2007 To: 23andMe Help Subject: RE: Can you…?

Thanks. It will be really cool to look at my raw machine code and write my own code to parse it :-) If you can let me know when you offer that, I’d buy immediately.

Thanks, Kirubakaran.

—–Original Message—– From: 23andMe Help Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2007 To: Kirubakaran Subject: RE: Can you…?

Hello,

Thank you for your interest in 23andMe. Our service characterizes your genome at more than 580,000 points, known as SNPs, where people tend to differ from one another. Ongoing scientific research is determining how these SNPs, or Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms, affect an individual’s chances of having particular traits or developing certain medical conditions.

23andMe’s web-based service offers an assortment of tools that let you view your data with regard to certain genetic associations, and also in the context of ancestry, the global gene pool and, family relationships. Our tool set also includes Genome Explorer, which allows you to browse all 580,000 points of your raw genetic data by SNP, gene or chromosomal location. At this time 23andMe does not have a way to give customers their genetic data on a CD, flash drive or other downloadable or stored format. But we are working to make that possible, and hope to be able to distribute raw data to our customers in the near future.

Regards, The 23andMe Team

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From: Kirubakaran To: help@23andme.com Date: 12/26/2007 Subject: Can you…?

Hi,

I am planning to order your product in www.23andme.com I have question though: Will you allow me to download my genome?

I understand it takes around 3GB to fit this information. Can you ship it to me in a DVD?

Thanks, Kirubakaran.

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