FDA to Hold Public Town Hall Discussion in San Francisco

August 25, 2011
In March earlier this year, 23andMe presented its views on possible federal regulation of the direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing industry at an Advisory Committee meeting convened by the FDA. We...
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Making Connections with Relative Finder

August 19, 2011
Not all the discoveries made on 23andMe are quite as profound as Neil Schwartzman finding his half-sister and mother, but even when 23andMe’s Relative Finder links distant cousins together those...
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Stories From 23andMe: James Larry Vick and the “Black Dutch” of Newman’s Ridge

August 19, 2011
It started innocently enough with a simple question from his daughter. “Where did our family come from?” (Image from Larry Vick’s blog) For 20 years Larry Vick has been trying...
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Stories From 23andMe: “Hey, Bro”

August 18, 2011
In May, Neil Schwartzman opened an email message from a complete stranger. “Hey,” it said. “I think you’re my brother.” Neil is one of now thousands of 23andMe users who’ve...
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23andMe replicates over 180 genetic associations

August 17, 2011
As we’ve mentioned here previously, science can be a slow process. Researchers spend a long time — sometimes upward of five years — gathering enough people with a particular disease...
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My Father, Myelofibrosis, and Me

August 03, 2011
by Ashley Gould Vice President Corporate Development & Chief Legal Officer, 23andMe Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki created 23andMe based on a number of visions. They described one of these...
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Roots into the Future: A New 23andMe Research Initiative For African Americans

July 26, 2011
A recent article in Wired Magazine highlighted how the genome revolution has been skipping most people in the world: 96% of participants in recent genomic studies trace most of their...
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Controversial Longevity Paper Formally Retracted

July 22, 2011
Last summer, a study published in the journal Science on the genetics of human longevity made a splash when the authors claimed that they had identified a genetic signature that...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variants Linked to Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

July 15, 2011
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a rare movement disorder caused by damage to certain areas of the brain. People with PSP experience increasing difficulty balancing and walking and suffer from...
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A Recipe for Disease Research: Give People Tools, Add Passion, and Shake

July 06, 2011
[Update: View a video recap of Sarcoma Community Night at http://www.23andme.com/sarcoma/] Three. That was the average number of patients enrolled in studies for sarcoma four years ago when Nathalie Criou,...
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