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Getting Long in the Telomeres

Robin Smith, Health Content Scientist Barring injury, disease or capture, some scientists believe that a lobster could live virtually forever. They are amongst a select group of animals, including tortoises, clams and jellyfish, that are "negligibly senescent." They don't age much. So why aren't we ...

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DNA Melody, Play it Again

Mark Ackerley speaking about DNA Melody at the Cleveland Clinic's Personal Healthcare Summit. Mark Ackerley, a composer and a member of 23andMe's marketing team, recently spoke at a personalized medicine conference about his creation, DNA Melody. While there, a string quartet performed a composition he wrote ...

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Mutiny (and Headaches) on the Bounty

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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Talking About Breast Cancer Risk

Angelina Jolie’s revelation in the New York Times today that she had a double mastectomy after learning about her genetic risk for breast cancer focused attention on the difficult dilemma faced by many women in similar circumstances. Jolie said she decided to write about her case to help other women. "I ...

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What Patients Say Works for Anxiety

For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this graphic, click here. By Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 18 percent of the U.S. population. According to a new study by CureTogether, the most effective ...

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People Powered Research

by Anne Pinckard “’You have been asking me questions and taking my blood for years, but I do not know anything about what you have found.’” These words, spoken by a subject in an ongoing, 7-year prospective study of HIV-treatment in Uganda, prompted the researchers to take action—they decided to stage a ...

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Oregon Cavemen May Have Neanderthals All Wrong

By Amick Boone They once numbered 300 strong, but the Oregon Cavemen, members of a Grants Pass booster club formed in 1922 whose members claim to be “direct descendants of the Neanderthal,” are fading fast. Club members worry that as their numbers dwindle, soon there won’t be anyone around to protect ...

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What Patients Say Works for ADHD

For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. By Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether Although Attention-Defincit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has only been recognized as a disease in the last 20 years, patients already are well-versed in what ...

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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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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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