SNPwatch: Why You Gave Your Parents a Hard Time Growing Up

SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may affect our bodies and health; but in most cases, more work is needed before this research can provide ...

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Nature Genetics Editorial: When Customers Become Collaborators

An editorial in the February issue of Nature Genetics makes a number of excellent points about the potential that personal genomics services such as 23andMe have to directly engage the public in research, not just as subjects but as collaborators. 23andMe was founded in part to harness the natural ...

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23andWEF

23andMe made a big splash at last week's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Hundreds of conference attendees took us up on our offer of free genotyping, and on Friday 23andMe co-founder Linda Avey participated in a panel discussion with three of the world's most eminent geneticists about the ...

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Spit Kit Giveaway

23andMe co-founders Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki were in Switzerland last week for the World Economic Forum. When they announced on Monday that they would be providing the 23andMe service free to 1,000 conference attendees, Michael Arrington of TechCrunch was a little bummed – he had already purchased the ...

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SNPwatch: Next Year It’s Martinelli’s…

SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may affect our bodies and health; but in most cases, more work is needed before this research can provide ...

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Craig Venter Speaks

On the way to this week's World Economic Forum in Switzerland, 23andMe founders Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki had the opportunity to spend a few minutes with geneticist Craig Venter, who made a name for himself by racing the federally-funded Human Genome Project to produce the first human genetic sequence. ...

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SNPwatch: Common SNP in Heart Attacks and Statin Effectiveness

SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may affect our bodies and health; but in most cases, more work is needed before this research can provide ...

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Why Science Can’t Share

It's hard to believe that unwillingness to share is one of the biggest obstacles to the advancement of science today. But researchers and the institutions they work for expend so much time, money and effort collecting data that they are often reluctant to give it to anybody, even their most respected ...

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Welcome to the spittoon!

In the two months that 23andMe has been in business, we've had our fair share of media coverage. We've been in newspapers and magazines, on TV and the radio. But more than anything else, we've been blogged about. Over the last few weeks the comments, compliments and criticisms of bloggers have often ...

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23andMe 101

By 23andMe Co-Founder Linda Avey Over the past several months the press has reported a steady stream of breakthroughs in genetics. In what the New York Times has called “a continuing wave of discoveries about the genes underlying common diseases,” studies have found genetic links to breast cancer, ...

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