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Congratulations to the Winner of Our PMWC Essay Contest!

The annual Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) is a one-of-a-kind event bringing together the top thinkers, industry leaders, scientists, and policy-makers in health care. 23andMe hopes that consumers and individuals will get involved in ushering in personalized medicine and we recently held an ...

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Our Top 10 for 2011

We thought 2010 would be hard to top but we’re happy to say that 2011 has been even better. Scientists uncovered new insights into serious conditions like type 2 diabetes and autoimmune disorders as well as traits like iris patterns. New research has also improved our understanding of the genetics of obesity, ...

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Just One Week Left to Enter Our Essay Contest!

The 2012 Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) is just around the corner and you could win free admission! There's only one week left to enter the contest. Send us your essay about why you want to go to PMWC by December 15th for a chance to win. Read more about the contest and how to enter here. ...

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Win Free Admission to the 2012 Personalized Medicine World Conference

Mixing and mingling with the leading thinkers in personalized medicine. Checking out the latest technologies. Reflecting on new paradigms and approaches to healthcare. If these sound like your cup of tea, then the Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) is for you! Now in its fourth year, the PMWC is ...

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More at ICHG/ASHG: The Nuts and Bolts Behind Health and Ancestry

If you're just joining us, our scientists are busy this week presenting findings from our research at ICHG/ASHG 2011 in Montreal. But not all of our scientific contributions are in the realm of genetic associations. As some of our other conference posters have shown, we also spend a lot of time thinking about ...

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23andMe Scientists Share Novel Findings From Our Research Platform at ICHG/ASHG 2011

Attending ICHG/ASHG? Don't forget to come to Les 3 Brasseurs tonight for a chance to win an exome (and drinks on us)! In our last post, we announced four of the posters 23andMe scientists will be presenting in Montreal this week describing characteristics of our database and research platform. With the help ...

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Join 23andMe at ICHG/ASHG 2011 for Drinks and a Chance to Win an Exome!

What: 23andMe Mixer and Exome Giveaway* Date: Wednesday, October 12th Time: 8:30-10:00pm Where: Les 3 Brasseurs, St-Paul, 105 St-Paul St. E., Montreal, Quebec The world’s top scientists and researchers in human genetics will gather in Montreal next week to chase down plates of “poutine” with pints of La ...

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Let’s Talk About Sex… in GWAS

By Bethann Hromatka The saying “men are from Mars, women are from Venus,” may have originated from personality differences between the sexes, but it also rings true for complex diseases that affect one sex more than the other. For instance, the prevalence of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid ...

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SNPwatch: Researchers Investigate Shared Genetic Factors for Autoimmune Diseases

Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who purchased prior to November 22, 2013 will still be able to see their health reports, but those who purchased after that time will not. Those customers will have ...

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My Father, Myelofibrosis, and Me

by Ashley Gould Vice President Corporate Development & Chief Legal Officer, 23andMe Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki created 23andMe based on a number of visions. They described one of these to me in early 2007, capturing my imagination and playing a large role in my decision to become a member of the ...

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