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23andMe DNA Day Essay Contest

(Editor's note: 23andMe has extended the deadline for the DNA Day Essay Contest to April, so if you haven't yet get your essay in.) Our growing understanding of genetics is reshaping medicine. Having familiarity with this rapidly advancing science will be crucial for those pursuing careers in ...

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23andMe Looks Back One More Time

In honor of the Chinese New Year, we’re taking one last look at the genetic milestones of 2013. From a Supreme Court ruling on patenting genes, to Angelina Jolie’s bold revelations about her genetic risk for breast cancer, to the FDA ordering 23andMe to stop offering health results pending a regulatory ...

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New Findings For Asthma And Hay Fever

Working with researchers from Australia’s QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, 23andMe scientists completed the first ever genome-wide association study combining asthma and hay fever phenotypes. While the susceptibility to both asthma and hay fever are known to often run hand-in-hand, the study ...

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This Year’s Top Ten Genetic Findings

Each year at this time 23andMe puts together a list of the most interesting genetic findings of 2013. We’re doing that again but with a twist. We want to include in our list a few things that aren’t findings or discoveries, but clearly these stories have had a huge impact on the field of genetics. The fact ...

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23andMe’s Science Book For Kids

In the New Year 23andMe will be giving out a gift for kids and promoting literacy at the same time. We are delivering 500 copies of our illustrated board book You Share Genes With Me to Books for Kids. Books for Kids in a non-profit organization based in New York city. Its mission is to promote literacy ...

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A Neanderthal Genome Sheds More Light On Human Evolution

Our favorite ancient cousins, the Neanderthals, are in the news again. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have sequenced the full genome from the toe bone of a Neanderthal woman who lived in Siberia more than 130,000 years ago. Breathtaking in its quality her genome ...

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23andMe Provides An Update Regarding FDA’s Review

By Anne Wojcicki After discussion with officials from the Food and Drug Administration today, 23andMe will comply with the FDA’s directive and stop offering new consumers access to health-related genetic tests while the company moves forward with the agency’s regulatory review processes. 23andMe has ...

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An Update Regarding The FDA’s Letter to 23andMe

23andMe was started in 2007 with the belief that consumers have the right to get access to their genetic information and that information can help them live healthier lives. It is absolutely critical that our consumers get high quality genetic data that they can trust.   We have worked extensively with our ...

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23andMe Statement Regarding FDA Warning Letter

We have received the warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration. We recognize that we have not met the FDA’s expectations regarding timeline and communication regarding our submission. Our relationship with the FDA is extremely important to us and we are committed to fully engaging with them to ...

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23andMe’s New Custom Chip

Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who received their health information prior to November 22, 2013 will still be able to see their health reports, but those who purchased after that time will only have ...

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