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More From SXSW #AskAnne

We can’t tell you the breakout bands or best films from this year’s South By Southwest, but we can tell you that new ideas around digital health — including 23andMe’s use of big data to power research — drove a lot of the most interesting discussions on the interactive side of the festival. 23andMe’s CEO ...

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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 Live From Austin

On Sunday you can listen in to 23andMe’s CEO and co-founder Anne Wojcicki as she delivers the keynote of the South-by-Southwest Interactive conference in Austin. Her talk “The Future of Genetics in Our Everyday Lives” will be streamed live here  at 2 p.m. Central Time or noon Pacific Time. Anne’s talk will ...

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The Sporting Life

In honor of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, one of our computational biologists, Emma Pierson, took a look at aggregated de-identified data from 23andMe customers, focusing on associations between certain traits and participation in sports. Unfortunately, we have no data on curling, but Emma looked at a ...

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New Findings For Asthma And Hay Fever

Working with researchers from Australia’s QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, 23andMe scientists completed the first ever genome-wide association study combining asthma and hay fever phenotypes. While the susceptibility to both asthma and hay fever are known to often run hand-in-hand, the study ...

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What Patients Say Works (And Doesn’t) for Migraines

For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. Eight of the top ten patient-reported treatments for Migraine are simple lifestyle changes, not drugs. CureTogether — a free resource owned by 23andMe that allows people to share information about their health and ...

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What Women Say Works Best for PMS

By Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether Some of the most effective treatments for women with symptoms from Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), are also some of the simplest. CureTogether — a free resource owned by 23andMe that allows people to share information about their health and treatments — ...

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23andMe Reveals Genetics Behind Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are enough to send some new moms into a post partum panic. That might be what fuels the estimated $5 billion to $10 billion spent on salves and oils to rub away the marks, also known as striae distensae. But scientists still don’t really understand why some individuals —men can also get the ...

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The Genetics of Bellies and Burgers

By Nick Furlotte and Shirley Wu For many of us, the battle of the bulge is more like an all-out war. We all know people who can eat whatever they want, not work out, and yet not gain a pound. Meanwhile, eating just one burger, or missing just one cardio session, can weigh much more heavily on others ...

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More Diversity Needed in Genetic Research

By Anne Pinckard The high rates of type 2 diabetes in some minority communities as well as the rates for prostate cancer among African American men are a good illustration of how a person’s risk for a disease can depend on ancestry. The problem is scientists haven’t done enough research in minority ...

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