Tag: Crohn’s disease

Important Goal Reached for IBD Study

In an important milestone for research, 23andMe has enrolled 10,000 people to participate in a study focused on understanding the role genetics plays in the onset and progression of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. In collaboration with Pfizer, Inc, 23andMe’s IBD Study is unique in its size, and its use of ...

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A Girl with Guts

At her darkest moment, feeling alone and drained by a daunting disease, Jackie Zimmerman began to write. “This is when things began to change for me,” said Jackie. As she blogged about the isolation of being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and having her large intestine removed, Jackie began to ...

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Living With Crohn’s and Colitis

Anyone with inflammatory bowel disease has to be strong to handle the day-to-day challenges of living with the condition. You need even more moxie to take the extra step of being public about this serious and sometimes debilitating intestinal condition. One of those courageous few who’ve stepped out to ...

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World IBD Day

23andMe, in collaboration with Pfizer Inc, is well on its way to enrolling 10,000 people living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) to participate in research on this serious digestive condition, which includes both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. But we can’t begin our analysis of the data in ...

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Study Shows Genetic Variants that Influence Multiple Traits and Conditions

Researchers know that certain genes, or more accurately regions in our genes, are multitaskers, influencing a wide variety of traits and conditions that range from such things as the size of our noses to our susceptibility to childhood ear infections to our risk for Parkinson’s disease. A new study led by ...

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IBD Awareness Week

Today marks the beginning of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Awareness Week, established by Congress in 2011 to bring attention to the condition that affects more than 1.5 million Americans. As part of that effort, we’ll be putting up a few IBD related posts this week. Last year, 23andMe partnered with ...

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IBD Travel Tips

Sunscreen? Check. Paperback? Check. Meds? Traveling with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), the umbrella diagnosis that includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, can be complicated but it doesn’t have to be with a little planning. Before you head out on summer vacation, we’ve compiled a tip ...

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World IBD Day And Research

In less than a year’s time, 23andMe is more than halfway to its goal of enrolling 10,000 patients in its study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which will look more deeply at how genetics and environment affect the condition. As we recognize World IBD Day May 19th, we wanted to update you on our ...

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People Powered IBD Research

Over the summer 23andMe launched a new research initiative in collaboration with Pfizer to study Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Eligible Individuals 1. You have been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis by a qualified physician. 2. Your willingness to submit a saliva sample for DNA testing and ...

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More On Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Since announcing our new study on Inflammatory Bowel Disease, we’ve received questions not just about the study, but about the disease itself.Eligible Individuals 1. You have been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis by a qualified physician. 2. Your willingness to submit a saliva sample for ...

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