Archives for 2013

An Update Regarding The FDA’s Letter to 23andMe

23andMe was started in 2007 with the belief that consumers have the right to get access to their genetic information and that information can help them live healthier lives. It is absolutely critical that our consumers get high quality genetic data that they can trust.   We have worked extensively with our ...

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23andMe Statement Regarding FDA Warning Letter

We have received the warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration. We recognize that we have not met the FDA’s expectations regarding timeline and communication regarding our submission. Our relationship with the FDA is extremely important to us and we are committed to fully engaging with them to ...

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The DNA of Thanksgiving

You learned to like the foods you grew up with, but did you know that genetics also play a role in your food preferences? In addition to influencing your sensitivity to bitter and sweet flavors, genetics also affect brain chemistry and therefore how you respond to tastes or other sensory cues. This ...

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Amy’s Story

Amy’s story begins: “Once upon a dime…” And then, as she says, “It just gets weirder.” Amy, a writer and director of a small library in an Alaskan fishing village, always knew she’d been adopted. That wasn’t news. But her birth story certainly was. Amy came into this world on November 16, 1964. Mr. ...

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23andMe Makes More Improvements to Ancestry Features

23andMe’s popular Ancestry Composition just got a little better. The feature estimates what percentage of your DNA comes from populations around the world, breaking down the Asian, African or European ancestry to give you insight into the geographic origins of your ancestors going back many ...

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23andMe’s New Custom Chip

23andMe will soon be genotyping customers with a newly designed custom microarray chip. The new version — along with completion of additional lab space — will ultimately improve both the efficiency and speed by which we will be able to process samples and then return genetic data to our ...

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23andMe In The News

In a flurry of appearances over the course of a few days earlier this month, 23andMe’s CEO Anne Wojcicki articulated again the role personal genetics will play in health care, and what it might mean to have not just a million people genotyped, but millions. “A million people walking around with their ...

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23andMovember

Maybe you’re planning to sport a Tom Selleck, or the tricky Rollie Fingers’ style, or you’re going Wild West with a bushy Wyatt Earp, but can you doublehelix? It’s “No Shave November,” also known as Movember, a time where many a man gives their razors a rest and grow a moustache to raise awareness for ...

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23andMe Friends Club

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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Builders + Innovators

Late last month, Goldman Sachs hosted their second annual Builders + Innovators Summit bringing together some of the most dynamic entrepreneurs of the day to discuss what they’ve learned to make their companies successful. As part of that conference, Goldman named 23andMe’s CEO Anne Wojcicki as one its 100 ...

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