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A New 23andMe Experience

23andMe made some news today, with the launch of a new experience for customers that includes the first and only direct-to-consumer genetic service that meets U.S. FDA standards. We invested nearly two years of work conducting extensive user testing, working with regulators, scientists, physicians, and top ...

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Richard Scheller Named to National Academy of Medicine

Growing up 23andMe’s chief science officer Richard Scheller, Ph.D., had classmates in his elementary school, who wanted to be a firemen, police officers and astronauts. Richard always wanted to be a scientist. “My classmates had posters of rock bands or cars on the walls in their bedrooms,” he said. “I ...

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What a difference two years makes?

We've been busy over the last two years, and it shows. Forbes writer Matthew Herper has a nice take on what we've been up to and where 23andMe is at in the regulatory process. He also does a balanced job of explaining what prompted the FDA to send a warning letter to 23andMe in the first place. Early ...

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Nobody’s Perfect

Everybody makes mistakes, and that goes all the way down to the molecular level. This week, three scientists working on their own over the last four decades were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their contributions to our understanding of how those mistakes happen and how our cells repair the ...

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The Future of Health Care

Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe's CEO and co-founder, spoke recently with Kai Ryssdal, the host and senior editor at Marketplace, about the company, genetics, and the future of health care. It's a good overview of some of what we've been doing lately here at 23andMe. Anne takes time to explain some of 23andMe's ...

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Power of One Million

23andMe genotyped our one millionth customer last week. Today we celebrate one million customers: #PowerOf1Million. However, one million is more than a number. It’s a turning point. There are now one million people driving change. People are taking control of their data. People are taking ownership of ...

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Family Reunion Time

World Records often involve peril and great feats of courage, and in a way A.J. Jacobs’ plan to stage a Global Family Reunion in New York City this June is a kind of daring tightrope walk of its own. The daylong event — which the New York Times recently described as “part TED talk, part Coachella and part ...

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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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