Category: 23andMe Research

Sarcoma Community Update

Genetic research is a numbers game. The more people who contribute to the effort, the more powerful it gets. As our Sarcoma Community grows with survey responses and genetic data from participants, we learn more about sarcoma and people’s responses to treatment. We are over halfway to our goal of 1,000 ...

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“Coffee, I Must Have Coffee…”

Whether you reach for a Starbuck’s Venti — the “Big Gulp” of coffee servings — or a wee size cup of Joe in the morning, or none at all, might be influenced by your genes. Two recently published studies found an association between coffee and caffeine consumption and SNP variants near the same two genes, ...

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Take a Hike… for Parkinson’s Awareness

It’s easy to talk the talk for disease awareness, but now you can walk the walk -- literally! On April 16th, the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego (PASD) and the Parkinson’s Unity Walk (PUW) will be hosting two different walks on either side of the country. The goals of each walk are the same: to raise ...

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Studies Identify Five More Genetic Variants Associated with Alzheimer’s

Results published this week in the journal Nature Genetics identified five more genes associated with risk of developing Alzheimer’s, doubling the total number of genes known to be linked to the devastating disease. The two studies — one led by Paul Hollingworth and Julie Williams in Europe and the other by ...

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Scientists Score a Breakthrough with Parkinson’s in a Petri Dish

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a relatively rare but devastating condition affecting 1-2% of Americans. Although some risk factors are known -- including genetic variants that predispose to the condition -- its exact causes and mechanisms remain a mystery, and development of treatments has been slow. 23andMe ...

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An Update On Our Parkinson’s Research Community

At 23andMe, we are committed to advancing understanding of human health and disease, and to giving everyone an opportunity to participate in scientific research that is meaningful for them. We launched our first research community focused on Parkinson's disease in 2009 with those goals in mind. Less than two ...

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A Sarcoma Community Update and Survivor Story

There is strength in numbers. With the help of our participants, we are well on our way to achieving our 1,000 person Sarcoma Community milestone. Thank you! We have over 500 individuals who have joined our sarcoma group from all over the world and with ties to several different patient organizations. Just ...

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SNPwatch: Association Between FTO Variant and Obesity Depends on Age and Impacts Development

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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SNPwatch: Researchers Identify Variant Associated with Breast Density

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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SNPwatch: Researchers Identify Risk Variants Shared by Crohn’s Disease and Celiac Disease

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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