23andMe and Udacity Launch ‘Massive Online Open Course’ in Human Genetics

Innovative web-based educational formats might add value to training initiatives for pathology residents and fellows and medical laboratory workers

In the final months of 2013, the regulatory fight between gene testing company 23andMe.com and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) generated national headlines. In that encounter, 23andMe.com blinked and ceased offering health-related genetic tests to consumers.

However, the company continues to work to position itself as a major player in genetic testing and genetic medicine. In the second half of 2013, for example, 23andMe.com initiated a business campaign to position itself as a source of on-line information about genetics for educational purposes. (more…)