Tag: myeloproliferative neoplasm

An Ocean of Hope For MPN Research

Editor's note: This post has been edited from its original to reflect changes in 23andMe's product. We’re posting a story about one of the participants in 23andMe’s MPN Research Initiative to bring attention to these rare diseases. September is National Blood Cancer Awareness Month, and today is MPN ...

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One in Ten Lives with a Rare Disease

February 28 is Rare Disease Day — a concept first initiated by the European Rare Disease Organization (EURORDIS) and now recognized around the world. Around 6,800 rare diseases have been identified and up to 80% of them have a genetic origin. 23andMe provides genetic health reports for many of these ...

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New Discoveries about Rare Blood Disorders from 23andMe

Earlier this year we met our goal of enrolling 1,000 people in a community of people with a collection of rare blood disorders known as myeloproliferative neoplasms, or MPNs. Since then we’ve been able to replicate known genetic associations with these rare disorders, as well as make new findings of our ...

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Novel Genetic Findings for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Dave Hinds is a Principal Scientist in Statistical Genetics.  Editor's note: This post has been edited from its original to reflect changes in 23andMe's product. 23andMe is passionate about research on a group of rare blood disorders called myeloproliferative neoplasms, or MPNs. Physicians who study these ...

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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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Fighting Rare Blood Cancers

Dr. Ross Levine Last year 23andMe launched a Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Research Initiative to study this group of rare blood cancers. We are now very close to reaching our goal of enrolling 1,000 patients and are encouraged by what we’ve already learned. We’re also humbled that another star in the ...

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Cancer Touches Everyone

23andMe is passionate about fighting cancer. We’re researching specific forms of cancer and treatments (see sidebar) and also learning more generally about cancer through our Cancer Family History survey (men’s version and women’s version). Personal experiences have the potential to fuel important research ...

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National Cancer Research Awareness Month

Cancer is not one disease, but many. Even looking specifically at breast cancer or sarcoma, the more researchers study these diseases, the more they understand that there are many different kinds of breast cancer and sarcoma. This has been one of the most challenging aspects of researching cures for ...

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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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Silver Linings in Rare Disease

Luck is not the word you typically associate with a cancer diagnosis or even a heightened risk of cancer, but some people can see a silver lining even in the darkest storms. Harvey Gould and John Lauerman certainly have. “Some believe that blessings come out of serious adversity,” said Harvey, who was ...

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