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Update On The Regulatory Review Process With The FDA

By Kathy Hibbs, Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer, 23andMe A few days ago the US Food and Drug Administration accepted for review 23andMe’s submission for a new 510 (k) application. This submission is for one health report, and is part of the FDA's regulatory review of our health product. Although the ...

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Anne Wojcicki Interview At Big Data Conference

23andMe cofounder and CEO Anne Wojcicki took a few moments to talk to interviewer Hayley Goldbach at Stanford’s recent Big Data in Biomedicine conference. The annual conference, which seems to get a little bigger each year, focuses on a sweet spot for 23andMe, the promise that the vast ocean of digital ...

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Neanderthals And Modern Humans

BioCentury This Week has done a nice series of interviews with Svante Pääbo, the director of evolutionary genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, who was also the first to decode the Neanderthal genome. The interview is broken up into a series of short video ...

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DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

It wasn’t easy, but we’ve chosen the top three entries in our first ever DNA Day student essay contest. Below are excerpts from the winners with links to the full essays. We hope this contest marks the beginning of a robust conversation about the future of genetics in medicine among those who participate ...

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Animated Genome Film Unveiled By The Smithsonian

23andMe is a big fan of the exhibit Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code, put together by the National Human Genome Research Institute’s and Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. It’s a fantastic primer on genetics, but the team has added something new that is bound to dazzle you. Today, on DNA Day, ...

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Happy DNA Day!

A national survey by 23andMe found that most Americans said that knowing their genetic information could help them manage their health. In celebration of DNA Day on April 25th, 23andMe conducted its second nationwide survey to gauge Americans’ knowledge of genetics and genetic testing. While people’s ...

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An FDA Update For 23andMe Customers

Over the last few months we’ve heard from many of you asking about where 23andMe stands in the FDA authorization process, so here is the latest. To remind you, back in November the FDA ordered 23andMe to stop returning health results to new customers until we completed the agency’s regulatory review ...

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Just The DNA Facts Generator, Ma’am

Being the geeks we are here at 23andMe, we are ever in a state of wonder by the science of genetics. Just the fact that you share 99.9 percent of your DNA with any other human and yet that tiny remaining percentage makes us each unique is enough to set us gazing at our own wonderwall. So we want to ...

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More From SXSW #AskAnne

We can’t tell you the breakout bands or best films from this year’s South By Southwest, but we can tell you that new ideas around digital health — including 23andMe’s use of big data to power research — drove a lot of the most interesting discussions on the interactive side of the festival. 23andMe’s CEO ...

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The Future of Genetics in People’s Lives

At her South-by-Southwest Interactive keynote, 23andMe CEO and co-founder Anne Wojcicki explained that genetic information will soon be part of our everyday lives. “Genetic information is reaching a critical mass,” Anne said. As costs drop and as our understanding of genetics improves, the ...

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