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 [...]
April 13, 2011
Take a Hike… for Parkinson’s Awareness
April 11, 2011
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 [...]
April 4, 2011
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 [...]
March 17, 2011
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 [...]
March 8, 2011
23andMe Presents at FDA Advisory Panel Meeting on Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests
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Editor's note: This post has been altered from the original. The slides from the presentation have been removed. 23andMe, like many others, believes that individuals have a right to access their own genetic information and that personal genetics will pave the way for significant advances in healthcare. [...]
February 9, 2011
23andMe to Attend FDA Public Advisory Committee Meeting on Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests
Last summer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indicated that it would be revising its regulatory guidelines pertaining to laboratory-developed tests (LDTs), and that direct-to-consumer genetic tests such as 23andMe's Personal Genome Service® would potentially fall under that category. 23andMe has [...]
January 6, 2011
Readers Wax Poetic: PMWC Ticket Contest Winners
In the last few weeks of 2010, readers had the opportunity to flex their creative muscles and submit a poem for a chance to win free admission to the 3rd annual Personalized Medicine World Conference taking place in Silicon Valley January 18-19, 2011. We received many wonderful entries spanning a wide variety [...]
December 22, 2010
Are You A Poet? Let Us Know It (and Win a Prize)!
Passionate about personalized medicine? Fascinated by new technologies? The 3rd annual acclaimed Personalized Medicine World Conference is just around the corner, and YOU could win a free pass! 23andMe, a bronze-level sponsor of the conference, will be awarding five (5) complimentary admissions to attend [...]
December 16, 2010
23andMe Launches Its First NIH Funded Study
By Amy Kiefer and Kim Barnholt 23andMe is excited to announce the launch of our first National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research project. In the fall of 2010, 23andMe received a NIH Small Business Innovative Research Grant (SBIR) to validate our web-based approach to pharmacogenomics [...]
November 30, 2010
Holiday Sale Extended Through Christmas!
The holidays just got a bit happier. Our holiday sale price of $99 plus a 12-month subscription to our Personal Genome Service for just $5 per month will now be available through Christmas day (12/25/2010). Be sure to place your order by Wednesday, December 15th if you want to receive your DNA testing kits in [...]