I originally saved this blog post back in mid-January 2018 from an e-mail sent by Toolbox Genomics. I put it aside posting it after looking at tweets on their Twitter account for a week (ending January 16, 2018): https://twitter.com/toolboxgenomics?lang=en with no update as to the big news. I decided to check again today on the off-chance there was an update. Turns out I stopped looking a few days early as they tweeted on January 19th with the big news. The big news was crowdfunding (see http://sv3webdesigns.com/invest-in-us/ which is listed near the bottom of this post).
As received in an e-mail from Toolbox Genomics back in January 2018,
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The below is what you have to accept if you plan on using Toolbox Genomics.
You must review, accept, and opt in to each of the following terms and conditions before you proceed to register an account with Toolbox and use Toolbox’s Services.
|By providing genetic and personal information to Toolbox, you affirmatively consent to and opt in to Toolbox collecting and otherwise processing such information about and performing an analysis on such information in order to provide you with an individualized analysis report.|
|You agree, represent, and warrant that, with respect to any genetic or personal Information submitted by you to Toolbox or otherwise provided by you to Toolbox (including information which may have been collected, created, or generated by third parties (such as 23andMe, Inc.), that you have the legal authority to possess, submit, and provide such information to Toolbox.|
|Toolbox may retain and store genetic information and personal information that you provide in an identifiable format for a period of two (2) years. However, you may request that Toolbox remove such information at any time.|
|Toolbox may (i) de-identify your genetic information by stripping it of all identifying information such that you cannot reasonably be identified from the information, or (ii) aggregate your genetic information with that of others (in which case the information will also not be individually identifiable). Toolbox may then maintain, use, and disclose the de-identified or aggregated information for its own research and development activities in order improve its current products and develop new Toolbox products.|
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Toolbox Genomics will analyze your 23andMe, Ancestry DNA, FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA), or whole genome results, starting at $59 (see below for list). I haven’t ordered anything from them and so far I haven’t seen anything that gives a strong encouragement or discouragement from the various reviews I have found. Updated August 27, 2018: Here’s a link to 46 reviews on DNA Testing Choice: https://dnatestingchoice.com/en-us/health-testing/provider/toolbox-genomics/4439 – of the 46 reviews, all were 4 or 5 star reviews which tends to leave me skeptical of such reviews. With other DNA companies on DNA Testing Choice, the reviews range from 1 to 5 stars so I don’t think it’s an issue with DNA Testing Choice.
On Twitter January 10, 2018, where they tweeted a big announcement was coming at the end of the week. As of late January 16, 2018, nothing has been tweeted or posted on their website or Facebook page. It looks like the big announcement was tweeted January 19, 2018 and something I missed as I had put this on the back burner after it looked like there wasn’t going to be a major announcement.
So proud to announce our crowdfunding campaign with
@FundAmerica! Learn more about Toolbox Genomics here:
I didn’t include the link in the quote above as the link on Toolbox Genomics website was broken, but did find this link elsewhere: http://sv3webdesigns.com/invest-in-us/.
Four apps available on Sequencing:
Health Enrichment $59
Weight Management $59
Nutrition Optimization $59
Endurance Performance $59
You can get the last three above (Nourish, Thrive, and RunDNA) in one report on Sequencing.com for $119 – https://sequencing.com/tbg-total-wellness.
Empower is $59 and doesn’t appear to be included in the $119 link above: https://sequencing.com/empower.
Found this as I explored Toolbox Genomics website: https://www.toolboxgenomics.com/how-it-works/
1st Health Action Plan
(Toolbox Genomics Testing Kit + 1 Health Action Plan)
$157 Add on a 2nd Health Action Plan $57 Add on a 3rd Health Action Plan $57 $47 Add on a 4th Health Action Plan $57 $37Want to learn more down the road? Once you’ve been genotyped, each additional product will be only $57 (with additional savings when you buy more than one).
No need for another DNA test kit!