Letter from Committee on Energy and Commerce

May 19, 2010
Today 23andMe received a letter from the  Committee on Energy and Commerce of the  United States House of Representatives  asking that along with Navigenics and Pathway Genomics, we provide information...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variants Associated with Risk of Paget’s Disease of Bone Identified

May 19, 2010
Aching joints and bones aren’t always just a normal part of aging.   For some, they are a symptom of Paget’s disease of bone (PDB), a condition that affects more...
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SNPwatch: Two Studies Connect More Immune System Genes to Rheumatoid Arthritis

May 12, 2010
Rheumatoid arthritis is a common autoimmune disease in which the individual’s own immune system attacks the lining of the joints, causing stiffness and muscle aches. Like other autoimmune diseases, development...
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SNPwatch: Large Study Identifies Two More Genetic Variants Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease

May 11, 2010
Understanding Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia in people 65 years and older, is of the utmost importance as the population of the United States (and many other...
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The genetics of hunter-gatherer populations

May 10, 2010
The author during her time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya. As a Peace Corps volunteer teaching in Kenya 25 years ago, I was fascinated by the cultural, linguistic,...
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The Widely Whirled New World: A Fresh Look at Latino Genetic Ancestry

May 07, 2010
Latin America is the home of dances as varied as the stately rumba and the racy salsa. It ranges over searing deserts, rocky heights, and sultry jungles. Perhaps it should...
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New Evidence Suggests Interbreeding Between Humans and Neanderthals

May 06, 2010
This picture shows three bones (Vi33.16, Vi33.25, Vi33.26) from Vindija cave, Croatia. Most of the Neandertal genome sequence was retrieved from these bones./ Image courtesy of Max-Planck-Institute EVA A new...
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Twin Study Points to Importance of Non-genetic Factors in Multiple Sclerosis

April 28, 2010
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, causing unpredictable and varying symptoms that differ from person to person. About 1 in 700 people in...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variant May Impact Rate of Cognitive Decline in the Elderly

April 26, 2010
New research, published recently in the journal Neurology, has found the surprising result that a genetic variant previously associated with better cognitive function in young people appears to have the...
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DNA Day!!!

April 23, 2010
Well, maybe we should say DNA weekend.   Sunday is officially DNA day, but a lot of festivities are happening today to accommodate classroom schedules.   Check your local libraries...
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