SNPwatch: Eating Veggies Can Decrease Genetic Risk for Heart Attack

For some, eating a doughnut every morning is a recipe for heart attack. For others, the doughnut doesn’t seem to matter—it’s almost as if certain individuals can’t get heart disease even if they try. The flip side is that people who are predisposed to heart disease can make lifestyle changes, in this example ...

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This is Your Brain on Retrotransposons

From your toenails to your hair follicles, every cell in your body contains genetic information. Furthermore, each cell (except sperm and egg cells) contains the same genetic information as every other cell in your body. This all-cells-are-created-equal premise, however, is an oversimplification of reality. ...

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Win Free Admission to the 2012 Personalized Medicine World Conference

Mixing and mingling with the leading thinkers in personalized medicine. Checking out the latest technologies. Reflecting on new paradigms and approaches to healthcare. If these sound like your cup of tea, then the Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) is for you! Now in its fourth year, the PMWC is ...

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SNPWatch: Variants Associated with Clopidogrel Efficacy and Stent Thrombosis

Bakers know that some recipes are more complicated than others; some recipes require numerous ingredients, exact measurements and careful preparation, while others, such as my favorite peanut butter and jelly sandwich “recipe,” require very little. Similarly, some medical conditions are influenced by more ...

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SNPWatch: Taking Stock of Dengue Shock

Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who purchased prior to November 22, 2013 will still be able to see their health reports, but those who purchased after that time will not. Those customers will have ...

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The Power of Predictive Care

You are unique, but sometimes when you see your doctor you don’t feel you’re being treated that way. The promise of personalized medicine is that what makes you, you, can also be used to tailor the health care plan that is most effective for you. This is already happening, in part, because of the work ...

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Support Your Right to Access Your Clinical Lab Results

Giving people access to their genetic information is what we are about at 23andMe. We believe that it is not just a fundamental right, but, as with access to all of your health records, it is vital to making informed decisions about your wellbeing. That is why 23andMe is so encouraged by statements coming ...

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23andMe’s MPN Initiative Welcomes Dr. Ruben Mesa as Scientific Advisor

In just three months, 23andMe’s Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) Research Initiative has grown to more than 330 active participants. Our Scientific Advisory Board has grown as well with another prestigious scientist, Dr. Ruben Mesa, joining Dr. Jason Gotlib and Dr. James Zehnder from the Stanford University ...

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23andMe and Montreal: Reflections From ICHG 2011

Congratulations to Diana Cousminer, the winner of our Exome Giveaway!* Hailing from Finland, Diana is extremely excited to be one of the first people to have her exome sequenced. "I felt like a huge geek because no one at home understood what I had won or why I was so fired up until I explained what an ...

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A Prescription for Personalizing Medicine

While a lot of the discussion about personalized medicine is focused on the future, Felix Frueh of Medco Health Solutions believes the most promising possibilities for individualized care could be implemented right now. Knowing a person’s underlying genetics with currently available tests could make ...

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