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Happy DNA Day

To mark another DNA Day, 23andMe decided this year to take a look back, not just of some milestones in modern genetic science, but also our own company’s history. What’s telling is the fevered pace of discovery just in the last decade. The day was meant to be a dual celebration of not just the discovery ...

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23andMe Therapeutics

By Anne Wojcicki It is with great pleasure that we are announcing an addition to the 23andMe executive team and a new initiative for the company. Renowned scientist, Dr. Richard Scheller, will be joining 23andMe as our Chief Science Officer and will lead the development of a new research and development ...

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Daring DNA

Here’s to those who dare. Viewers of Sunday night’s Oscars got a chance to see a new ad campaign by Cadillac that honors those who “Dare Greatly” and our very own CEO was featured in the new campaign. Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe’s co-founder and CEO, is one of the four visionaries honored by Cadillac. ...

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A Note to Our Customers Regarding the FDA

By Anne Wojcicki Today, 23andMe was granted authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Bloom syndrome carrier status report. This is an important first step in fulfilling our commitment to return genetic health reports to consumers in the US. This is also the first-time ...

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What The FDA Decision Means For 23andMe Customers

What does getting this marketing authorization mean for existing and future customers? As the first direct to consumer genetic test to complete the regulatory pathway, 23andMe’s Bloom Syndrome Carrier Status test was given marketing authorization through the de novo pathway. This is the first ...

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Let’s Talk About Parkinson’s

On Thursday and Friday, 23andMe will be participating in two online events hosted by the Michael J. Fox Foundation focused on Parkinson’s disease and some of the latest research into its genetic underpinning. On Thursday February 19th, at 12 pm EST, the Michael J. Fox Foundation will host a webinar titled ...

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Meeting At the Crossroads

A skull found in a previously undisturbed cave in Israel may hold important new evidence not just about when modern humans migrated out of Africa, but also when and where they crossed paths and may have mixed with our ancient cousins, the Neanderthals, according to a paper published last month by scientists ...

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Let’s Talk

The author Christine Kenneally — who wrote the wonderful book The Invisible History of the Human Race — graciously agreed to participate in a Twitter chat we are hosting on January 21st at 4pm EST. Her book had some delightful insights into how our DNA, our personal history and our environment shape us. ...

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A Note To Our Customers About The New Year

By Anne Wojcicki I’m excited about 2015! We are starting the New Year with new customers around the world, new research collaborations and many employees working diligently on our FDA submission. As CEOs do, I look into the future to make sure we are working towards our mission: to help people access, ...

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Top Genetic Findings of 2014

The pace of discovery in genetics is such that every few months a new finding has the potential to change something fundamental about our understanding of the science. To keep up, we here at 23andMe take a moment to look back and list the top genetic findings of the year. • Ebola DNA As health workers ...

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