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Francisco
04-02-2016, 03:35 AM
in the news here: https://www.genomeweb.com/sequencing-technology/999-whole-genome-sequencing-service-veritas-embarks-goal-democratize-dna
their page product here: https://www.veritasgenetics.com/mygenome-panel

MyGenome by Veritas Genomics is a Whole Genome Secquencing made via Illumina HiSeq X Ten.
The company has some big brains behind, like George Church (Harvard) wich was a founder of Knome and worked in the Personal Genome Program. The company also sells two genotype tests for cancer (specially designed for women, as the BCRA is the "star gen" here, and ovarian and breasts cancers are their main focus) for only 199/299u$s

PROs:
* the cheapest test in the market, 30x, WGS
* they provide FREE a medical counseling with each test, as they are pointing to the health comunity market.
* they say they will also provide Genealogy data
* they contact the customers with health profesional in case they need to analyze better the WGS
* they have their own equipment, so the times to get the results will be better than other sites (they promise to make only 5,000 tests this year, to keep things going well -an knowing that their Illumina HiSeq X Ten gets 18,000 per year is a good number)
* they say information is private, BUT can be shared by the customers with others via app
* they provide a nice visual app to get the info about the markers
* being the real first breach of the one thousand WGS Test, we can expect others to follow the path and lower prices (wishfull thinking, here)

CONTRAs:
* ONLY IN USA
* ONLY VIA A DOCTOR (they will permit ANY doctor, as they not have any secret arrangement, and they put this requisite to pass the FDA barriers -FDA is trying to ban all the genetic tests sold to final customers that include medical data)
* Is your data REALLY PRIVATE? Donīt say that anywhere. So, we donīt know if they will use it for their own medical studies or sell to a third party for research. So Privacy is a big Aenigma
* Not genealogy-friendly: all of their scientific stuff comes from Pharma, medical and genetic machines industry. Not having a genealogy advisor, will lead to a mess in data, not updated Haplotype trees, customers crying cause their SNP are private but know about others with the same SNP (and ask the company to list the new SNP as public and not get a proper answer), and so on... if FTDA being a genealogic enterprise is very bad keeping the things in order, expect Veritas to have worst service there.
* As is a medical oriented test, FDA vultures are flying near them (nobody knows if FDA will try to stop or mess with tests and change their policy as made with 23andme)
* No early customers to share experiences. You will be the rat lab (but knowing the Illumina equipment and the Church advisory, it will be as good as at least hte median of the other companies here)

bjp
04-20-2016, 01:51 AM
Hello,

I participated, as the first subject, in the offer Veritas Genetics made in 2015 to participants in the Personal Genome Project to test their whole genome sequence. I recently received my results, and released them to the public via the PGP. From my PGP profile page you or anyone can download my raw data in BAM format or in the VCF file they provided. I welcome anyone who wishes to use my data to assess the quality of the Veritas offering.

As a participant in the Veritas PGP sequencing program and not their since-released public offering, I have not yet used their visual app, so I cannot give any comment on it.

I hope the moderators will permit this external link for a new user. My data is available from: https://my.pgp-hms.org/profile/hu9B93D0

FGC Corp
04-20-2016, 03:42 AM
Hello,

I participated, as the first subject, in the offer Veritas Genetics made in 2015 to participants in the Personal Genome Project to test their whole genome sequence. I recently received my results, and released them to the public via the PGP. From my PGP profile page you or anyone can download my raw data in BAM format or in the VCF file they provided. I welcome anyone who wishes to use my data to assess the quality of the Veritas offering.

As a participant in the Veritas PGP sequencing program and not their since-released public offering, I have not yet used their visual app, so I cannot give any comment on it.

I hope the moderators will permit this external link for a new user. My data is available from: https://my.pgp-hms.org/profile/hu9B93D0

I'm going to respond here: http://www.anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?742-Full-Y-Chromosome-Sequencing-Phase-III-Pilot&p=151968&viewfull=1#post151968

dp
11-10-2016, 10:47 PM
while reading about Helix, I found this:
A genetics company that wants to sequence and analyze your entire genome for $999 just raised another $30 million
http://www.businessinsider.com/veritas-genetics-raises-30-million-2016-10
dp :-)

Amerijoe
11-17-2016, 07:52 PM
Veritas is now accepting orders. Just received email notice.


Dear PGP participant Joseph,

Great news! You can now order your whole genome sequencing from Veritas Genetics! The link below will get you started with our order system, and we will create an account for you.

Please take all the time you need to feel comfortable with ordering your genome, we understand that this is a big and exciting step! Do keep in mind that PGP participants are signing up everyday, and the time it takes for us to get you your data becomes significantly longer with each passing day.

Accept

Thank you

Veritas Genetics