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Designing the New 23andMe Homepage

A Personalized Guide to the Incredible You By Scott Andress, Director of Product Design at 23andMe Your 23andMe results have arrived. The day you’ve been waiting for is here. It’s the culmination of curiosity, mystery – even trepidation. What will you find out about yourself and your family? The answers ...

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Forever Grateful

This past weekend the Parkinson’s disease community and the world at large lost a truly inspirational leader with the passing of Muhammad Ali. We want to express our sympathy to his family for their loss and join countless others in celebrating his life and extraordinary achievements on behalf of many causes. ...

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DNA Day, Discuss Among Yourselves

It’s DNA Day, a day to reflect on just how far we’ve come in genetic science — from the discovery of the double helix structure in 1953 to decoding the human genome 50 years later. But it also offers an opportunity to look ahead at some of what the future may hold. The Precision Medicine Initiative hopes ...

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23andMe Scientists Improving Diversity in Genetic Research

The National Institutes of Health has funded a promising new study by scientists here at 23andMe that could help alleviate some of the existing disparities in genetics research between  people of European and non-European ancestry. Some estimates show that more than 90 percent of the research into the ...

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Uta’s Cover

A big congratulations to Uta Franke, a member of our scientific advisory board and our former senior medical director, appearing on the cover of the American Journal of Human Genetics. A medical doctor and professor emerita of Genetics and Pediatrics at Stanford University, Uta joined 23andMe first as a ...

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Something We Can Agree On

There’s a lot to like about the Precision Medicine Initiative launched last year, but we were particularly heartened to hear President Obama recently make clear that enlisting patients as partners will ensure it works. At a White House forum held on Thursday, President Obama said patients own their data, ...

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The Lasting Legacy of Neanderthals

New research by scientists at Vanderbilt University adds to our understanding of the legacy of our ancient cousins, the Neanderthals. The study looked specifically at health conditions, finding associations between Neanderthal DNA and conditions related to immune response, blood clotting, and depression by ...

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Citizen Science

Perhaps the stories are so interesting because they seem so improbable — tales of ordinary people faced with devastating genetic diseases grabbing a hold of their destiny, doing their own scientific research and making important discoveries. A recent account featured on This American Life by David Epstein, ...

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Collaboration to Create Better Treatments for Infertility

As part of a collaboration with 23andMe, the personalized medicine company Celmatix is looking to dramatically improve the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Infertility affects a large portion of the population, with an estimated one in eight couples in the United States having difficulty conceiving. ...

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The FDA Wants To Hear Your Opinion

If you have an opinion about genetic testing and the best way to return those results, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to hear it at a daylong workshop scheduled for March 2nd. The meeting offers the FDA a chance to get perspectives from the public and medical professionals on how best to ...

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