Passionate about personalized medicine? Fascinated by new technologies? The 3rd annual acclaimed Personalized Medicine World Conference is just around the corner, and YOU could win a free pass! 23andMe, a bronze-level sponsor of the conference, will be awarding five (5) complimentary admissions to attend [...]
December 22, 2010
Are You A Poet? Let Us Know It (and Win a Prize)!
December 16, 2010
23andMe Launches Its First NIH Funded Study
By Amy Kiefer and Kim Barnholt 23andMe is excited to announce the launch of our first National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research project. In the fall of 2010, 23andMe received a NIH Small Business Innovative Research Grant (SBIR) to validate our web-based approach to pharmacogenomics [...]
December 14, 2010
Health at 23andMe: When One Size Doesn’t Fit All
“Take two aspirin and call me in the morning.” That statement used to be a popular way to characterize the practice of medicine, back in the golden age of pharmaceuticals when drugs were seen as the answer to all problems. These days, we know that the picture is more complicated -- some conditions remain [...]
December 10, 2010
23andWe Research Update: Something Old and Something New
One of 23andMe’s core missions is to accelerate the pace of scientific research and contribute to our understanding of the genetic basis of human health and traits. Central to this mission is our growing database of genotyped customers who have consented to allow us to incorporate their genetic data and [...]
December 7, 2010
Health at 23andMe: What’s Your Status?
While many health conditions are complex and influenced by a combination of genetic and non-genetic factors, others follow a much simpler pattern where disruptions (or “mutations”) in a single gene can directly cause disease. These diseases are often referred to as Mendelian diseases, named after the monk [...]
December 3, 2010
Health at 23andMe: Anatomy of a 4-Star Disease Risk Report
Type 2 diabetes, prostate cancer, multiple sclerosis -- out of the nearly 200 reports 23andMe currently offers covering common and complex diseases, there are at least a few you have heard of. This familiarity is part of the reason why the Disease Risk reports are one of 23andMe’s most talked-about features. [...]
December 1, 2010
Health at 23andMe: Navigating Your Health Results
Unless you have a specific health topic in mind, you’ll most likely want to begin by browsing your health results to see what your genetics say about you. Your gateway to all things Health at 23andMe is the Health Overview which highlights some of the interesting results in each of four categories: Disease [...]
November 30, 2010
Holiday Sale Extended Through Christmas!
The holidays just got a bit happier. Our holiday sale price of $99 plus a 12-month subscription to our Personal Genome Service for just $5 per month will now be available through Christmas day (12/25/2010). Be sure to place your order by Wednesday, December 15th if you want to receive your DNA testing kits in [...]
November 26, 2010
Happy Holidays — We’re Having a Huge Sale!
This should make you feel a little more festive. We are offering our DNA testing for only $99! Taking advantage of this great price requires a 12-month subscription to our Personal Genome Service™ for just an additional $5 per month. This $99 deal is only available for 96 hours so be sure to make your [...]
November 24, 2010
Here is a Review about Here is a Human Being
Even as a curious scientist and a 23andMe employee, I hesitated before opening my genetic test results and wondered...Do I really want to know? Misha Angrist asks himself a similar question in his new book, Here is a Human Being. Then again, he had a really good reason to give pause. As subject number four [...]