23andMe Genotyping Technology Aces Independent Tests
May 3, 2008
Longa Vista, a blog he established to share his results. Oliveira is actually the second customer to conduct such an experiment. When Ann Turner compared two datasets for the same person (not herself) back in January, she discovered 35 discrepancies.And when Craig Venter and his colleagues published his full genome last October, they also found the discrepancies between their own sequencing results and two different SNP genotyping platforms to be negligible.We aren’t surprised – these results confirm experiments that 23andMe performed before launching our Personal Genomics Service™ last year. But now 23andMe can say with confidence that independent testing has shown that the Illumina genotyping technology we use is extremely robust.