Category: 23andMe Research

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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23andMe Launches Lupus Research Community

23andMe, Pfizer, Inc. and the Lupus Research Institute are launching a collaborative study focused on the genetics of the autoimmune disease known as lupus. The aim is to quickly enroll 5,000 people with the disease, which affects about 1.5 million people in the United States alone. “The ability to ...

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Itchy and Scratchy Genetics

Some of us are just tastier, or at least to mosquitos. Just in time for summer, a new study of twins by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, found that genetics may play a role in why some of us get bit more often by mosquitos than others. Beyond being the bane of summer ...

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Sibling Rivalry

There’s nature and nurture and then there’s all that bickering — or lack of it — with our brothers or sisters. Birth order, and the family dynamic between siblings — or whether or not you have siblings — plays a role in determining who we become as people. So in honor of National Sibling Day, which ...

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Parkinson’s Research Challenges

Things aren’t always as they seem with Parkinson’s disease with one recent study showing as many as half those diagnosed with the disease don’t have it, according Dr. J. William Langston. At a recent visit to 23andMe, Langston, a pioneering Parkinson’s researcher as well as the founder and chief science ...

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An Interview With Paul Cannon

We're re-posting an interview that the Michael J. Fox Foundation did with our very own Paul Cannon, PhD, 23andMe's Parkinson's Research Community manager. April is Parkinson's Awareness Month and this is a nice way to kick it off. Genetic testing company 23andMe made headlines recently with announcements ...

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Again With The Dress

We received a lot of comments and questions about 23andMe’s research regarding why people saw different colors when looking at the same striped dress. According to our findings the biggest factor in why people saw either blue and black or white and gold, was age. Not everyone saw things so clearly one way ...

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Genetics And That Striped Dress

Yeah, it’s that damn dress again. If you haven’t been online recently you might have missed it, otherwise you know exactly which striped dress we’re talking about. You know, the one that melted the Internet. So why are we bringing this whole thing up again? It turns out that what colors you see in those ...

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The Genetics of Rosacea

A new study by researchers from Stanford Medical School and 23andMe is the first to identify genetic variants associated with rosacea, a chronic skin disease estimated to affect more than 16 million people in the United States alone. Led by Dr. Anne Lynn S. Chang, of Stanford University’s School of ...

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