Welcome to the spittoon!

yellowwarespittoon.jpgIn the two months that 23andMe has been in business, we’ve had our fair share of media coverage. We’ve been in newspapers and magazines, on TV and the radio. But more than anything else, we’ve been blogged about. Over the last few weeks the comments, compliments and criticisms of bloggers have often enlightened, sometimes amused and occasionally amazed us. Kudos to the guy who wrote a program so people can download their own data from our site! (Actually, we’ve been working on a much easier way for some time now; our customers can download their data by going here.). Now it’s our turn. We intend for 23andMe’s blog, the spittoonâ„¢, to be a place where we can share important news with our customers, potential customers, friends and critics. In fact, we’ve already been at it for a few weeks internally. So please go ahead and browse through the dozen or so posts we’ve already put up. Above all, we want the spittoon to be informative. It will offer the latest news about 23andMe in particular and human genetics in general. It will also offer posts to help our customers use and understand their data better, and maybe a few ruminations on where this genetic revolution is going. And the blog will share some of the ideas and adventures of our founders, who travel the world explaining how 23andMe not only lets people access their genetic information and share it with friends and family, but empowers them to contribute their data for studies that could dramatically advance genetics. And of course there will be comments. Could you have a blog without them? So from all of us at 23andMe, welcome. We cordially invite you to read, think and leave your two-cents’ worth. And we look forward to seeing you here often.
  • Congratulations on the launch of your blog! Might be nice to have a link to the guy who created the genome data download program. Just curious to see what he came up with. 😉

  • Thanks for your note! Since we provide downloading access directly, and since that method is faster for users and puts less strain on our servers, we want to encourage people to use that.

  • TechExplorer

    I like to second the previous comments,I’m looking forward to the blog and all future updates. Congratulation on a great Start !