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Three Sequencing Companies to Help with 1000 Genomes Project

The 1000 Genomes Project, an ambitious international research project to completely sequence the genomes of 1,000 people from all over the world in three years, announced this week that it will be getting help from three companies in the form of new sequencing technology.   "It is a win-win ...

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SNPwatch: A Genetic Association with Knee Osteoarthritis

SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may affect our bodies and health; but in most cases, more work is needed before this research can provide ...

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23andMe Science Advisors Honored with Howard Hughes Grants

Jonathan Pritchard Congratulations to 23andMe's scientific advisors Michael Eisen and Jonathan K. Pritchard, part of the latest class of Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators. Eisen and Pritchard were selected along with 54 others from over 1,000 applicants vying for this year's HHMI research ...

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Help Wanted: 23andMe Needs an Editur

If you could only do one thing to this sentence, what would it be? Can you explain why there's no gene for Crohn's disease? If you know the answers to these questions, we want you to know this: 23andMe is looking to hire an editor who is adept with scientific copy and concepts. The Science Editor will ...

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Anne and Linda Unveil 23andWe at D6

23andMe founders Anne Wojcicki (right) and Linda Avey on stage at D6 with hosts Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher This morning 23andMe founders Anne Wojcicki and Linda Avey unveiled our new research effort, 23andWe, at the sixth All Things Digital Conference in Carlsbad, California. 23andWe gives our ...

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SNPwatch: Alcohol Metabolism SNPs are Associated with a Decreased Risk for Cancer, but Only in Drinkers

SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may affect our bodies and health; but in most cases, more work is needed before this research can provide ...

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Peopling of the Americas (Times Two)

Just when you thought everything was starting to make sense – new genetic research on the peopling of the Americas throws us a curve. There has been plenty of research in both genetics and archaeology recently trying to figure out how the New World was colonized. Was it by boat or via the frozen wasteland ...

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It’s Official: Bush signs GINA

President Bush has signed GINA, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, into law. The legislation, which passed Congress last month after languishing for more than a decade, will make it illegal for employers or health insurers to discriminate on the basis of genetics. Genetic information will still ...

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SNPWatch: Researchers Find SNP Associated with Diffuse-type Gastric Cancer

SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may affect our bodies and health; but in most cases, more work is needed before this research can provide ...

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We’ll Take New York

Last week 23andMe founders Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki were interviewed at the second annual New Yorker Conference by Michael Specter, a staff writer for the magazine. The theme of the conference was "Stories from the Near Future," and boy, do we have some of those. You can watch the video here. ...

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