Our Top 10 for 2011

December 28, 2011
We thought 2010 would be hard to top but we’re happy to say that 2011 has been even better. Here's our list of some of the most intriguing developments from 2011.
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23andMe Meet and Greet Tuesday December 20th

December 16, 2011
Calling all Bay Area locals! Would you like to get a personal introduction to personal genetics? Meet some of the people behind the company and the product? Stock up on...
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Find Your Inner Neanderthal

December 15, 2011
They had bigger brains and muscles, but for some reason Neanderthals –thick boned humans who thrived for hundreds of thousands of years in Europe and parts of Asia– died out...
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Patient-Centered Medicine and PatientsLikeMe

December 14, 2011
There’s nothing futuristic about personalized medicine, but James Heywood, the chairman and co-founder of PatientsLikeMe, likes to pull a line from a futurist and science fiction writer to describe it....
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SNPwatch: We Care a Lot

December 12, 2011
The hormone oxytocin has garnered many names in the media, from the “cuddle chemical” to the “morality molecule,” and it’s clear that it impacts social bonding. A new study suggests that people with at least one A at – a SNP in the oxytocin receptor gene called OXTR – are readily perceived by others as being less empathetic than GG individuals.
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Just One Week Left to Enter Our Essay Contest!

December 09, 2011
The 2012 Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) is just around the corner and you could win free admission! There’s only one week left to enter the contest. Send us your...
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A Cancer Fighter Gets Personal

December 05, 2011
It’s hard to picture a more “personalized” approach to medicine than Dr. Ronald Levy’s. Levy, chief of the oncology division at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, has spent his career...
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Father Knows Best

December 01, 2011
My parents aren’t world-class athletes, but in the summer of 2009 they both competed in the Senior Olympics. They were representing their home state of Wyoming, where people – much...
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Is Autoimmunity a Result of Genetic Adaptation to Pathogens?

November 30, 2011
Pinworms–small worms that infect the intestines–are the most common worm infection in the United States. Although all people are over 99.9% genetically identical, the small amount of diversity that does...
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Listening to Leroy Hood

November 28, 2011
When Dr. Leroy Hood talks there’s a reason a lot of people in the fields of medicine, biology and genetics listen. Beyond his pioneering work in developing automated gene sequencing,...
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