Category: Health and Traits

A Conversation with Health Content Manager Bethann Hromatka

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 determining which genetic associations will be reported to customers. Their rigorous process of combing through scientific ...

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A Conversation Health Content Scientist Robin Smith

This is the first in 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 determining which genetic associations will be reported to customers. Their rigorous process of combing through scientific ...

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More On Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Since announcing our new study on Inflammatory Bowel Disease, we’ve received questions not just about the study, but about the disease itself.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 ...

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New Studies On Breast Cancer Risk

Two new studies done by researchers in France and the United States connect the dots between the number of moles women have and their risk for developing breast cancer. Published last week in PLOS Medicine, the large studies — one by researchers at France’s Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche ...

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Parkinson’s Symptoms Different For Men and Women

(Editor's note: The first sentence in this post has been corrected. An editing error included the statement that preliminary research showed that onset for Parkinson's in women begins earlier. That is not the case. ) The 23andMe Parkinson’s Research Community continues to fuel insights into the disease, with ...

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What Patients Say Works For Depression

For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. By Alex Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether The top treatments for depression are simple lifestyle changes, according to patients who contributed to a new study by CureTogether, a free resource owned by 23andMe ...

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What Patients Say Works For High Cholesterol

For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. By Alex Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether If part of your plan for 2014 is to eat healthier, exercise, and lower your cholesterol, this post is for you! Some of the most popular treatments for High Cholesterol ...

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A Gut Bug, Genetics and Treating Serious Stomach Diseases

By Bertram Koelsch Do you know the bacteria H. pylori? Well, H. pylori may already know you. H. pylori can be found in the stomach of 30-40 percent of people in the US and 70 percent or more of people in developing regions. Indeed, humans have a long-standing and intimate relationship with these ...

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23andMe Provides An Update Regarding FDA’s Review

By Anne Wojcicki After discussion with officials from the Food and Drug Administration today, 23andMe will comply with the FDA’s directive and stop offering new consumers access to health-related genetic tests while the company moves forward with the agency’s regulatory review processes. 23andMe has ...

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Match Point

An athlete his whole life, Joachim de Posada was surprised that his 23andMe results indicated a much higher than normal risk for heart disease. Fit and seemingly healthy, Joachim thought the last thing he had to worry about was his heart, but he said it was that unexpected warning that may have saved his ...

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