Improving the Experience of Participating in Research

(Editor's note: Here is a link to Joyce's poster presented at ASHG.) Genetic research often requires people willing to share their time and answer questions for the sake of scientific inquiry.  Any study involving research participants should ensure that such volunteers are treated fairly and ethically. As ...

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23andMe Presents Latest Research at ASHG

(Editor's note: Here's a link to a post with the links to all the poster presentations given by 23andMe scientists at 23andMe.) Here we come. Starting today a contingent of 23andMe’s scientists and researchers will be at the American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting in San Francisco. ...

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Whole-Genome Sequencing of Parkinson’s Patients

(Editor's note: Here is a link to Cory's poster presented at ASHG.) Parkinson’s disease (PD) research has long been a priority at 23andMe. Our Parkinson’s research community is one of the largest in the world with over 9,300 patients.  Our research on the disease has been published in peer-reviewed ...

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23andMe Moves into the World of Sequencing

(Editor's note: Here is a link to Eoghan's poster presented at ASHG.) People often use the terms “genotyping” and “sequencing” interchangeably, but they are quite different ways of approaching genetic data. One large difference is the amount of data generated. Genotyping, what 23andMe does, tells you ...

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Investigating the Rare

(Editor's note: Here is a link to Brian's poster presented at ASHG.) Rare events are hard to study, and this is especially true in genetics. Imagine you have a group of four people carrying a mutation and two of them are also afflicted with same medical condition.  Coincidence or correlation? Well, this is ...

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Using 23andMe to Make Connections

We plead guilty to occasionally geeking out on genetics, so it’s nice to see when someone else does it too. In September, Moment Magazine got all nerdy and wrote about their Great DNA Experiment, in which they look at the 23andMe results of 15 notable Americans of Jewish ancestry and make some interesting ...

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23 A Go-Go

(Editor's note: We've heard from some of you about issues with the new app. We're addressing many of those now. For updates and more information go here. Thanks.) Because we know your genes are made for walking, we’ve added a new 23andMe mobile app. Available as a download on Apple’s iTunes App Store ...

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Researcher Investigates His Own Genetic Mutation

Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who received their health information prior to November 22, 2013 will still be able to see their health reports, but those who purchased after that time will only have ...

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A Genetic Variant Protective Against Alzheimer’s

This past summer researchers announced they’d discovered a rare genetic variant that may be protective against Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is an important topic among 23andMe customers so naturally they asked for more information about the variant. After a review of the research,  we recently released ...

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23andMe Supports Better Access to Health Records

The Genetic Alliance, a nonprofit health advocacy organization, is asking for support to expand people’s right to their own health information by giving them direct access to their clinical laboratory test results. 23andMe supports this position and several of our employees are signing-on to a letter the ...

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