Category: 23andMe Research

Chew on This

After reading a recent Slate piece, we thought it might be worth taking one more bite at Misophonia. It’s one of those conditions that you might not know is a condition, even if you have it. Misophonia — from the Greek word meaning hatred of sound — is characterized by feelings of rage triggered by ...

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Lupus and IBD Research Partnerships

Over the last year 23andMe has launched two research initiatives with Pfizer, one to study inflammatory bowel disease and the other to study lupus. We’re pretty optimistic about the work done so far as we continue to recruit patients to participate in these two important research projects, so it’s nice to ...

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A New Model for Discerning Parkinson’s

A team of researchers has developed a simple and non-invasive approach that uses genetic data in combination with other demographic and biomarker information to accurately distinguish those with and without Parkinson’s disease, an illness that is notoriously difficult to detect. In a study published this ...

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23andMe Hangs out with the Lupus Research Institute

Researchers know that genetics, as well as environmental and hormonal influences, play a role in the development of lupus, but we still have a lot to learn about this as-yet incurable autoimmune disease. This spring, 23andMe and Pfizer launched a study into the genetics of lupus. Working in collaboration ...

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Living With Lupus

You want to know a little about what it’s like living with lupus, ask a first-time author, a “fiery Latina,” or Mrs. New York USA Universal. Those are just a few of the bloggers we’ve been following lately who each offer different insight on the day-in and day-out challenges of living with this chronic and ...

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What’s New In Parkinson’s Research

Over the last year, three promising new treatments for symptoms of Parkinson’s became available in the United States, but progress has been less hopeful on the development of drugs to modify the progression the disease, according to researchers who spoke at an annual movement disorders conference in San Diego ...

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Virtual Doctor’s Visit For Parkinson’s Patients

A new study involving participants in 23andMe’s Parkinson’s Disease Community, offers hope for the future of telemedicine and the ability of clinicians to quickly and accurately assess and recruit patients for research and clinical trials. This is particularly good news for patients far removed from ...

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Something to Chew On

When she was a kid, torture for one 23andMe customer was having to sit at the dinner table listening to her father chew his food. This was long before she knew the scientific name for what she was experiencing. She’d just grip her fork and try to fight the fury bubbling up inside as her dad finished his ...

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A Computational Biologist And A Gentleman

Over the last few months 23andMe has assembled a virtual dream team to make up its therapeutics group. Starting with the appointment of Richard Scheller, Ph.D. as chief science officer and head of therapeutics, 23andMe has filled out the team with some top-notch talent including another luminary Robert ...

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World IBD Day And Research

In less than a year’s time, 23andMe is more than halfway to its goal of enrolling 10,000 patients in its study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which will look more deeply at how genetics and environment affect the condition. As we recognize World IBD Day May 19th, we wanted to update you on our ...

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