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23andMe 2011 State of the Database Address

Database Snapshot: 100,611 users genotyped 76% have agreed to participate in research 59% take surveys 57% are male 47% are sharing with other users 12% have multiple ancestry 45 is the average age 100,409 posts in our community forums 60,000 pairs of relatives among users (4th ...

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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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Cinco de Me-O

The typical five year-old is pretty confident, filled with energy and imagination. Maybe a little loud. Yesterday, 23andMe turned five. We’re brimming with vigor and vision. Still a little brash. Conceived with the goal of allowing people to explore their genetic information, 23andMe uses new tools ...

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Public Comments Due on Possible FDA Regulation of Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing

From its founding 23andMe has made clear its views that people should have a right to access their own genetic information. And in the debate over regulation of direct to consumer genetic testing, we’ve made our views clear to officials at the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Have you? May 2nd ...

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Call to Participate in a New Study on Social Networking and Personal Genomics

Invitation to Participate in New Research Project -- Social Networking and Personal Genomics: Emerging Issues For Health Research Do you share your information with others? How has your personal genetic information influenced your lifestyle and the way you approach your health and medical decisions? Can ...

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23andMe Launches Health Report on Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in older people and is projected to become a major health burden as the population of the United States ages. Currently more than five million Americans are thought to have the disease, but by the year 2050 that number is estimated to reach 15 million. ...

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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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23andMe is Celebrating DNA Day a Little Early With a Sale!

Although DNA Day is officially April 15th, we at 23andMe just couldn’t wait that long. So we’re celebrating early with a big sale! For a limited time, you can order the 23andMe Personal Genome Service® for $0 up front, plus a 12-month subscription commitment at $9/month. This is down from an upfront ...

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DTC Genetic Tests and the Future of Regulation: Make Your Voices Heard

On March 8th, the FDA convened a two-day advisory panel meeting to discuss questions related to direct-to-consumer genetic tests. The questions focused on the benefits and risks of providing consumers with direct access to these tests, potential strategies for communication and education to mitigate any ...

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March is Kidney Awareness Month!

This month, take a few minutes to appreciate your kidneys. These workhorses filter wastes, toxins and excess fluids from the blood, regulate the balance of ions and other chemicals in your body, and release hormones important for blood production, blood pressure regulation, and calcium balance. Given all ...

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