Category: 23andMe Research

Drug Development’s Long And Winding Road

Before a medicine reaches pharmacy shelves, it goes through extensive and rigorous evaluation to prove it is safe and effective. We want to shed some light on a few of the steps involved in drug development and highlight how the work being done by 23andMe with the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Study can help ...

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23andMe’s Recent Research Collaborations

This week 23andMe announced a collaboration with Pfizer Inc, allowing researchers with the drug maker to leverage 23andMe’s unique platform to conduct genome-wide associations studies, surveys and clinical trial recruitment. The news follows a collaboration begun over the summer between 23andMe and Pfizer ...

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Raising Awareness About IBD

Over the summer 23andMe launched a collaborative study with Pfizer to study the research inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We've been encouraged by the number of people diagnosed with either Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis who have joined the study. On top of the research we're doing, we also ...

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History Written In Our DNA

In a new study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, 23andMe population geneticist Kasia Bryc created a first-of-its-kind genetic portrait of the United States. The study offers a detailed look at how the ancestry make-up of self-identified African Americans, Latinos and European Americans ...

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Recognized For Excellence

Uta Francke, 23andMe’s science advisory board member and our former Senior Medical Director, added another in a long list of accolades when the Association for Molecular Pathology lauded her in early November. The association recognized Uta for her lifetime of achievement at its annual meeting held this ...

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People Powered IBD Research

Over the summer 23andMe launched a new research initiative in collaboration with Pfizer to study Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Eligible Individuals 1. You have been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis by a qualified physician. 2. Your willingness to submit a saliva sample for DNA testing and ...

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A Conversation with Health Content Scientist Alison Chubb

This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s content curation team. This team of 23andMe scientists has the unique job of researching, evaluating, and developing the health-related information that is reported to customers. Their rigorous process of ...

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23andMe’s Research At ASHG 2014

Geneticists from all over the world have converged in San Diego this week as part of the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting. A team of scientists from 23andMe joined the thousands of geneticists in attendances to present some of our own research. Below are links to some of the posters ...

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Ten percent inspiration, ninety percent perspiration (and sixty percent genetics)

By Robin Smith In his 2008 bestseller Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell argued anecdotally that when it came to success, intelligence isn't everything. A study published this month in the journal PNAS found just that – by looking at the heritability of academic performance of teenagers on set of British ...

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Pfizer’s Director of Precision Medicine, Dr. Kenneth Eugene Hung

This summer 23andMe launched a new research initiative to study Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 23andMe has the good fortune to be collaborating with Pfizer on this study. Pfizer brings a wealth of experience and a great team of scientists to help in this work. Among those is Pfizer’s director of precision ...

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