"The market definitely slowed last year," said 23andMe co-founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki, speaking at The Wall Street Journal's Tech Health conference in San Francisco. "My hypothesis is that you have some of the effect from Facebook, people concerned about privacy, you had Golden State killer and so people pause." The firm estimates sales growth but not overall revenue. Such growth would be tepid for the highly valued consumer genetics-testing company. Its valuation was last set at $2.4 billion in a 2018 funding round, according to Lagniappe Labs, publisher of the Prime Unicorn Index.
Prosecutors have filed no charges in response to accusations they outlined in court documents this week that children at the compound were being trained with firearms to commit school shootings. That claim came from a foster parent of one of the 11 children removed from the compound who reported the allegation to authorities.
In this Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 photo, an entrance to the grounds of a riverfront compound near Centreville, Md., that has been used by Russian Federation diplomats for years is blocked to reporters by state department personnel. As part of the move to punish Russia for its role in hacking the Democratic National Committee and influencing a United States election, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced sanctions that include shuttering the compound.
At least 10 people have died and 19 were injured after a compound for British security firm G4S was attacked, authorities said. Gunmen stormed the compound after a car bomb was detonated outside, according to an Afghan interior ministry spokesman. A security source has told the BBC that foreigners were among the casualties. There was reportedly a heavy exchange of gunfire. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.