Millions of people have turned to 23andMe Inc. to learn about their past. The company has struck a partnership with Lark Technologies Inc., a consumer platform for managing chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension.
In its new diabetes risk report, 23andMe takes pains to distinguish between genetic risk and overall risk, the latter of which can be influenced by lifestyle. It links to a service offered by Lark Health, a Silicon Valley chatbot coaching service with which 23andMe struck a deal in January. Lark’s diabetes prevention program costs $20 per month for people whose insurers won’t cover it.