Archives for 2013

A Letter About the Letters of Life

Last week the sale of some high-profile memorabilia attracted our attention, and no, we’re not talking about the $2.1M price tag for a Honus Wagner baseball card. It was the sale of two sets of items once owned by Francis Crick, who with James Watson discovered the structure of DNA back in ...

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What Patients Say Works for Bipolar Disorder

For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. By Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether Some of the most effective treatments for bipolar disorder reported by patients are not drugs, according to a new study by CureTogether, a free resource owned by ...

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A New Look at 23andMe

23andMe has a new design for our website. We’d like you to take a peek. With input from our customers, we created a cleaner and more personalized layout that highlights some of the features you know and love, and adds a few new ones to boot. While customers still have access to the same breadth of ...

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Brain Injury, Mental Decline, and the APOE Gene

Mounting evidence points to brain trauma as a risk factor for mental decline. Football players who’ve had multiple concussions perform worse on tests of brain function and are more likely to have memory problems later on. Repeated blows to the head can also cause certain types of dementia -- medically ...

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Memoir Sheds Light on Tay-Sachs

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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What Works for Insomnia

For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. Some of the most popular treatments for Insomnia are not necessarily the most effective, according to a new study by CureTogether, a free resource owned by 23andMe that allows people to share information about their ...

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Heart Disease, Genetics and the Mediterranean Diet

Your diet has a huge impact on your health, particularly influencing your risk for things like heart disease, the leading cause of death worldwide. Your genetics equally contributes to your risk for heart disease the same as your diet, your environment and overall lifestyle does. Understanding your ...

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What Works for PTSD

For the interactive version click here. By Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether Some of the most popular treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are not necessarily the most effective, according to a new study by CureTogether, a free resource owned by 23andMe that allows people to share ...

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Genetics and a rare bone cancer

Late last year researchers with support from the Chordoma Foundation identified a genetic marker associated with that rare form of bone cancer. The Chordoma Foundation has also partnered with 23andMe to raise awareness about our Sarcoma Research Initiative aimed at better understanding genetic associations ...

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Would You Want to Know?

We at 23andMe hear this question a lot when the topic of personal genetic testing comes up. We each have our own answer, but enterprising PBS NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michaels simply went out and asked.  It’s helpful to hear from people on both sides of the issue about why they would or wouldn’t want ...

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