Tag: health

The Lasting Legacy of Neanderthals

New research by scientists at Vanderbilt University adds to our understanding of the legacy of our ancient cousins, the Neanderthals. The study looked specifically at health conditions, finding associations between Neanderthal DNA and conditions related to immune response, blood clotting, and depression by ...

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A Conversation with Health Product Scientists Bertram Koelsch

This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s content curation team. This team of 23andMe scientists has the unique job of determining which genetic associations will be reported to customers. Their rigorous process of combing through scientific ...

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23andMe Recognized As One of the Bay Area’s Healthiest Employers

At 23andMe our mission is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. A big part of doing so is to help people make better decisions about their health. As a company we strive to carry out this mission with our own employees, encouraging them to make healthier choices. Whether ...

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The Future of Genetics in People’s Lives

At her South-by-Southwest Interactive keynote, 23andMe CEO and co-founder Anne Wojcicki explained that genetic information will soon be part of our everyday lives. “Genetic information is reaching a critical mass,” Anne said. As costs drop and as our understanding of genetics improves, the ...

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23andMe Friends Club

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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23andMe’s Health Content Scientists

You might know them as bloggers, but several of our main contributors are Health Content Scientists here at 23andMe. Their day-to-day work touches on nearly every aspect of what 23andMe does. While they do a lot, their main job is finding the most important, scientifically valid and actionable genetic ...

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Crowdsourcing Health Conditions

Click on the image above for the interactive visualization. Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who purchased prior to November 22, 2013 will still be able to see their health reports, but those who ...

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The Most Common Genetic Disease

Simply giving blood is one of the best ways to treat iron overload. It’s the most common genetic disease you never heard of.  Hemochromatosis, sometimes called the “Celtic Curse,” affects an estimated one in every 300 Americans, but many who have it have no idea they do. July is National Hemochromatosis ...

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23andMe to Present Data from Sarcoma Research at Oncology Conference

Starting today cancer researchers will be gathering in Chicago at the meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Researchers and doctors at the annual meeting — the world’s largest oncology conference — will hear about the most promising drugs being developed to fight cancer. They’ll spend five ...

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Health Watch: New Year’s Resolutions, Reproduction and Rare Diseases

Like many people around the world, the health content team at 23andMe rang in 2012 with resolutions of staying healthy and it seemed fitting to delve into the genetics underlying response to diet and exercise, eating behavior and cholesterol levels. As we eased in to the new year, we segued into reproduction, ...

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