Sign up to receive 5 free days of our daily summary for tech news.

Special Offer: Try out The Information today for only $10/month for your first 3 months.

23andMe Laying off 100, Mostly From Operations

DNA testing company 23andMe is laying off about 100 people, which is about 14% of its staff, mostly from its operations team as its business slows, CNBC reported. CEO Anne Wojcicki, told CNBC that she didn’t have a full explanation for the slowdown, but speculated that customers may be worried their DNA data could get caught up in a data breach and that the cost could also be a factor for some...

Get access to exclusive coverage
Read deeply reported stories from the largest newsroom in tech.
Latest Articles
 
Crypto Venture Capital
An Internet Philosopher Finds Inner Peace

The man some people call the “monk of Silicon Valley,” a “tech Buddha” and a “modern Yoda” really doesn’t want to talk about himself. 

Doing so, Naval Ravikant tells me, is a “low-value distraction” from his work, the subject of which is what prompted me to ask Ravikant for an interview in the first place. Although ostensibly an ...

Latest Briefs
 
Bitcoin’s Not a Safe Haven From Stock Markets’ Worst Week Since Financial Crisis
Sanders Would Tax Options at Vesting
Eric Schmidt Warns Silicon Valley Could Lose to China
Stay in the know
Receive a summary of the day's top tech news—distilled into one email.
Access on the go
View stories on our mobile app and tune into our weekly podcast.
Join live video Q&A's
Deep-dive into topics like startups and autonomous vehicles with our top reporters and other executives.
Enjoy a clutter-free experience
Read without any banner ads.