Tag: ASHG

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 At ASHG

Ed note: This post has been slightly changed since it first went up. We've also added in links to the posters that were presented at the conference. They are listed at the bottom of this post. At this year’s American Society of Human Genetics meeting in Boston, a team of 23andMe scientists presented ...

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Useful Genetics

The Scripps Translational Science Institute recently published a follow-up study of research that showed that more than a third of individuals in their research who took a direct-to-consumer genetic test shared their results with their doctors, and that most of those who tested said it was highly ...

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The Genetics of Cilantro Taste Preference

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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Expect the Unexpected: Rare Mutation Frequencies

23andMe’s genetic health reports cover 191 rare genetic mutations in addition to more common variants related to disease. While it’s relatively easy to learn about common variants, our knowledge of rare mutations traditionally has come from very small studies limited to specific populations, like French ...

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23andMe’s Presentations at ASHG

This week our scientists have been busy at the American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting in San Francisco. As promised we're putting up links to each of the posters that we presented at the meeting. It gives you a sense of the breadth and depth of 23andMe's research and our commitment to share our ...

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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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Data on Personal Genetics at ASHG

There are a lot of pie charts, numerical tables and graphs on display this week at the American Society of Human Genetics in San Francisco, but one caught our eye Wednesday morning. It was a graph put up by Dr. Cinnamon Bloss of the Scripps Translational Science Institute. Scripps has been studying ...

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23andMe Studies the Genetics of Sexual Orientation

(Editor's note: Here's a link to Emily's poster presented at ASHG.) Earlier this year 23andMe began surveying its customers to study the genetics of sexual orientation. It is now the largest genome-wide association study of sexual orientation ever done. While our researchers have a strong scientific ...

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Improving the Experience of Participating in Research

(Editor's note: Here is a link to Joyce's poster presented at ASHG.) Genetic research often requires people willing to share their time and answer questions for the sake of scientific inquiry.  Any study involving research participants should ensure that such volunteers are treated fairly and ethically. As ...

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