Archives for 2010

Are You A Poet? Let Us Know It (and Win a Prize)!

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SNPwatch: Common Genetic Variant Linked to Chronic Pain

If you’ve ever stubbed your toe, given yourself a paper cut, or burned yourself on a hot stove, you’re very familiar with the intense -- but temporary -- feelings of acute pain. Chronic pain, on the other hand, can persist for years, usually precipitated by a significant injury. Older people and those with ...

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How Do People React to Personal Genetic Information? Themes From the American Society of Human Genetics Meeting

During his presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins was open about his genotype at the TCF7L2 marker associated with diabetes, noting that he has the “riskier” TT genotype.  Such openness about personal ...

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Family History and Personal Genetic Risk Assessments: A Perspective on the Cleveland Clinic Study

by David Hinds A small study conducted by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic and reported at last week's American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting found that family health history (FH) often gave different assessments of cancer risk than SNP-based personal genomic (PG) risk assessments obtained ...

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23andMe Raises More Than $22 million in Series C Financing

23andMe published a press release earlier this morning regarding the outcome of our Series C financing round. The full text is copied below. ### Mountain View, Calif. -- 23andMe, Inc., a leading personal genetics company, announced today the closing of its Series C financing. The company raised a total ...

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