See You at the 2012 Personalized Medicine World Conference!

The 4th annual Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) begins today at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley. 23andMe is excited to be a part of this unique event and we look forward to the engaging discussions that are sure to come out of it. Our Chief Business Officer Ashley Dombkowksi will ...

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New 23andMe Ancestry Ambassadors Group

Today we're announcing the creation of the 23andMe Ancestry Ambassadors group, composed of ancestry enthusiasts in the 23andMe Community. 23andMe customer CeCe Moore and Product Manager Mike Macpherson, PhD will lead the new group. Building the best possible personal genetics service has always been ...

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Health Watch: 78 New and Updated Health Reports in 2011

In 2011, 23andMe added or updated 78 health reports. Many of these reports fall into the “disease risk” category and cover complex conditions like Alzheimer's disease, coronary heart disease, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis), to name a few. We also added new “trait” reports, for instance on the genetics ...

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The Ancestry Link For Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart rhythm disorder that, while not usually life-threatening on its own, can lead to more serious complications such as heart attack and stroke. AF can be caused by underlying heart problems but high blood pressure, being overweight, and having type 2 diabetes also ...

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Before You Are Pregnant…

My sister learned she was a carrier for a recessive disease, Bloom syndrome, late in one of her pregnancies. I remember the panicked call and the weeks of worry as she and her husband awaited his test results; if he was also a carrier, this meant their daughter had a one in four chance of being born with the ...

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Being a Part of Personalized Medicine

Last week, we announced the winner of our essay contest for a free ticket to this month’s Personalized Medicine World Conference. Today, we feature an essay by finalist Nicole Mosher, who is just beginning her scientific career. "Why I Want to go to PMWC" by Nicole Mosher For the past three Christmases, ...

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Personalizing Medicine to Relieve Healthcare Disparities

Last week, we announced the winner of our essay contest for a free ticket to this month's Personalized Medicine World Conference. Over the next couple weeks we'll be featuring more of the inspiring essays we received. Today, we feature an essay by finalist Jetaime Ross, an aspiring genetic counselor who is ...

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An Update to 23andMe Customers

From 23andMe co-founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki 23andMe Community, Let me begin by acknowledging that there are many things we could have done better over the years and there are especially things we could have done better with this recent incident involving the changes to our subscription. We admit that ...

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A Look Forward: A Letter from 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki

Each and every one of you -- our 23andMe customers -- is a pioneer who has helped define the field of personal genetics and has made 23andMe a unique and special place.  I want to thank all of you for being customers. We’ve been exploring DNA and taking a journey of self discovery together. And while it’s ...

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Congratulations to the Winner of Our PMWC Essay Contest!

The annual Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) is a one-of-a-kind event bringing together the top thinkers, industry leaders, scientists, and policy-makers in health care. 23andMe hopes that consumers and individuals will get involved in ushering in personalized medicine and we recently held an ...

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