Breathless Over New Finding Using Ancient DNA

With one very important exception Tibetans and their Han Chinese neighbors are genetically very similar, but that one difference makes all the difference. In the breathlessly thin air of the Himalayas, Tibetans have a genetic variant that makes them keenly well adapted to living on the “roof of the world.” ...

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Where In the Kale?

There are red states and blue states in the United States, but there are also leafy green states and red meat states, according to 23andMe survey data. We’ve previously written about how traits vary by state, but one of our researchers, Emma Pierson, decided to look a little deeper at those ...

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Goooal!!!!!

While 23andMe’s Ancestry Composition can tell you where in the world your ancestors came from, it cannot yet tell you who you should root for in the World Cup match between France and Germany. 23andMe’s analysis of DNA uses reference populations to figure out where your ancestors lived back over 500 ...

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A “Bio Buzz” Interview with Anne Wojcicki

In San Diego at the annual Bio International Convention where she gave the keynote for a forum on personalized medicine, 23andMe CEO and Co-Founder Anne Wojcicki gave a short interview to Mike Huckman. Check it out here: ...

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Can I Call You Son?

David was 17 when a few words change him forever. His mother and father were having a bad patch and his mom had had a little bit too much to drink when she let something slip. She told David he was her favorite child and then slipped in something that it was “because she wasn’t sure if I was my ...

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Discussion On Faster Cures

(Editor's note: This post was edited from the original.) This week 23andMe CEO and co-founder Anne Wojcicki participated in a roundtable discussion held by the US House Energy and Commerce Committee to discuss a new initiative to accelerate the pace of cures and medical breakthroughs. Here is a recording of ...

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Update On The Regulatory Review Process With The FDA

By Kathy Hibbs, Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer, 23andMe A few days ago the US Food and Drug Administration accepted for review 23andMe’s submission for a new 510 (k) application. This submission is for one health report, and is part of the FDA's regulatory review of our health product. Although the ...

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New Studies On Breast Cancer Risk

Two new studies done by researchers in France and the United States connect the dots between the number of moles women have and their risk for developing breast cancer. Published last week in PLOS Medicine, the large studies — one by researchers at France’s Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche ...

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The Future of Genetic Genealogy

Earlier this month Joanna Mountain, 23andMe’s senior director of research, spoke during a panel discussion at the annual Genealogy Jamboree hosted by the Southern California Genealogical Society in Burbank. Starting in 2013, the four-day conference has included a day devoted to the use of genetic testing ...

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Anne Wojcicki Interview At Big Data Conference

23andMe cofounder and CEO Anne Wojcicki took a few moments to talk to interviewer Hayley Goldbach at Stanford’s recent Big Data in Biomedicine conference. The annual conference, which seems to get a little bigger each year, focuses on a sweet spot for 23andMe, the promise that the vast ocean of digital ...

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