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Three New Research Projects from 23andMe

23andMe received more than half a million dollars recently from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for three research projects. The grants support some of the important online genome-wide association studies 23andMe has pioneered — in this case one grant will go towards research into the genetics of ...

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Another Hero in the Fight Against Parkinson’s

Another friend of 23andMe, Rich Clifford, the former NASA astronaut who has become a powerful voice for those with Parkinson’s, was recently featured on CNN. Always an inspiration, Rich spoke with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta about his life with Parkinson’s disease. A career military officer, he flew on the ...

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23andMe’s Uta Francke Lauded by ASHG

A big congratulations from everybody here at 23andMe to our Senior Medical Director Uta Francke, who’ll be picking up the William Allan Award from the American Society of Human Genetics in San Francisco this morning. A medical doctor and professor emeritus of Genetics and Pediatrics at Stanford University, ...

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23 A Go-Go

(Editor's note: We've heard from some of you about issues with the new app. We're addressing many of those now. For updates and more information go here. Thanks.) Because we know your genes are made for walking, we’ve added a new 23andMe mobile app. Available as a download on Apple’s iTunes App Store ...

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23andMe Supports Better Access to Health Records

The Genetic Alliance, a nonprofit health advocacy organization, is asking for support to expand people’s right to their own health information by giving them direct access to their clinical laboratory test results. 23andMe supports this position and several of our employees are signing-on to a letter the ...

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Fear Not The Genome

We would like to give a little shout-out to Holly Dunsworth, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Rhode Island and a blogger, for her thoughtful post “Be Afraid of Fear, Not Personal Genomics.” While there are legitimate topics for debate about genetic testing, some coverage veers ...

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A Milestone in the Fight Against MPNs Marks a Moment to Reflect

Ashley Gould, 23andMe's Vice President Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer We recently topped our goal of enrolling 1,000 people with a group of rare blood disorders known as myeloproliferative neoplasms, or MPNs. As a testament to the passion of the people who’ve enrolled in our MPN Research ...

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Announcing the 23andMe Personal Genome API

23andMe's Mike Polcari discussing the API at the 2012 Quantified Self meeting Calling all developers! Do you spend hours playing with genetic data, turning As, Ts, Cs, and Gs into fors, ifs, strings and returns? Do you have a great idea for a personal genome app? Turn your ideas into reality with the ...

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A Map of the Uncharted Genome

We’re a little late to the party, but yesterday a consortium of scientists, who are part of a project called The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements, or ENCODE, came out with what some are calling a roadmap of the human genome. It’s a big party. More than 400 scientists worked on the project, which was funded ...

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23andMe Takes First Step Toward FDA Clearance

Today 23andMe announced that we’ve submitted our first round of 510(k) documentation to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The application provides a detailed description of our Personal Genome Service®, extensive data supporting the performance of our technology, and comprehensive discussions of ...

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