Ryan Phelan

Ryan Phelan
Founder , DNA Direct

Ryan Phelan is an entrepreneur active in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds. She is currently working with The Long Now Foundation to evaluate a project to revive and restore extinct species. She was the co-founder and CEO of the ALL Species Foundation, a global science initiative to discover all life on Earth in 25 years. In 2005 Phelan launched DNA Direct, the first medical genetics company to focus on bringing personalized medicine to the consumer market. In 2010, the company was acquired by Medco Health Solutions to provide clinical support for pharmacogenetic testing services.


Esther Dyson (EDventure Holdings), Roni Zeiger (Smart Patients), Bastian Greshake (openSNP), Ryan Phelan (DNA Direct)
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What's the role of individuals in providing medical data for public use? What about clinical validity? ownership rights? Liability (if someone sees someone else in danger, what are their responsibilities)? How does that conflict with privacy? It's the usual hairball - how can we make it more enlightening? Read more.


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