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23andMe and Montreal: Reflections From ICHG 2011

Congratulations to Diana Cousminer, the winner of our Exome Giveaway!* Hailing from Finland, Diana is extremely excited to be one of the first people to have her exome sequenced. "I felt like a huge geek because no one at home understood what I had won or why I was so fired up until I explained what an ...

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23andMe Scientists Share Novel Findings From Our Research Platform at ICHG/ASHG 2011

Attending ICHG/ASHG? Don't forget to come to Les 3 Brasseurs tonight for a chance to win an exome (and drinks on us)! In our last post, we announced four of the posters 23andMe scientists will be presenting in Montreal this week describing characteristics of our database and research platform. With the help ...

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23andMe Scientists Head to Montreal for ICHG/ASHG, Eh

The joint 12th International Congress of Human Genetics and 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics held this week in Montreal is expected to draw more than 7,000 attendees over five days. Joining the throng will be about a dozen scientists from 23andMe. We’ll be there presenting a ...

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Join 23andMe at ICHG/ASHG 2011 for Drinks and a Chance to Win an Exome!

What: 23andMe Mixer and Exome Giveaway* Date: Wednesday, October 12th Time: 8:30-10:00pm Where: Les 3 Brasseurs, St-Paul, 105 St-Paul St. E., Montreal, Quebec The world’s top scientists and researchers in human genetics will gather in Montreal next week to chase down plates of “poutine” with pints of La ...

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How Do People React to Personal Genetic Information? Themes From the American Society of Human Genetics Meeting

During his presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins was open about his genotype at the TCF7L2 marker associated with diabetes, noting that he has the “riskier” TT genotype.  Such openness about personal ...

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Family History and Personal Genetic Risk Assessments: A Perspective on the Cleveland Clinic Study

by David Hinds A small study conducted by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic and reported at last week's American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting found that family health history (FH) often gave different assessments of cancer risk than SNP-based personal genomic (PG) risk assessments obtained ...

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DNA Day is Coming Soon!

DNA Day was created in 2003 by concurrent (Senate and House) congressional resolution to celebrate two important milestones in the study of genetics: the 50th anniversary of the description of the double-helix structure of DNA by James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick and the completion of the Human ...

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Curriculum Reform Needed For An Informed Public When It Comes To Genetics, Expert Says

It's not enough to teach genetics, says Michael Dougherty, director of education for the American Society for Human Genetics.  It has to be taught in the right way. "Current teaching practices may be producing a public that is unprepared to participate effectively as medical consumers in a world where ...

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Past DNA Day Essays Reveal Student Misconceptions About Genetics

For many people, the first and last place they will ever study genetics is high school biology class. So it is crucial that these classes prepare people to deal with the barrage of genetic advancements that are increasingly impacting everyday life. Unfortunately, many high school biology courses are not ...

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ASHG Releases Ancestry Testing Statement Emphasizing Interpretation

The American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) has released a statement outlining a set of recommendations for genetic ancestry testing. At a press briefing on Thursday, members of the ASHG Ancestry Testing Task Force Committee discussed two main themes: the need for clear communication about the ...

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