23andMe Acquires CureTogether

23andMe, announced its first acquisition with the purchase of CureTogether, Inc. The addition of CureTogether will improve 23andMe‘s ability to gather data for research and enhance its community but the transaction is also an important moment for user-generated healthcare. This is a significant addition to the growing set of online tools now available to for patient-driven research and Health 2.0 is very excited to see how this relationship evolves.

Health2News will be following up with details but you can read the official press release here and watch Anne Wojcicki discussing the importance of online communities during last year’s Health 2.0 San Francisco Conference.

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