Biopunks, Science and Discovery

July 01, 2011
Marcus Wohlsen is on to something. An Associated Press science and biotechnology writer, Wohlsen is the author of the book BioPunk: DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life. The book,...
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Ethnicity Matters in Research: A Case Study in Prostate Cancer

June 27, 2011
By Angela Liu and Shirley Wu Nearly one in six men in the United States develops prostate cancer. This sobering statistic has spurred tremendous advances in research over the years,...
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SNPWatch & 23andMe Research Findings: Migraines and the Speed of Science

June 24, 2011
Editor’s note: This post has been changed from its original to reflect regulatory changes on what 23andMe can report to customers. Science is slow. It can take years to enroll...
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New genetic variants found to influence risk of Parkinson’s disease

June 23, 2011
On the eve of the anniversary of our first publication, 23andMe is excited to announce the publication of our second research paper, “Web-based genome-wide association study identifies two novel loci...
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“When People Share their Genome on Facebook”

June 23, 2011
Whether they’re over-sharing or taking bold action in the name of science, people who willingly make their genome public are pushing researchers, policy-makers and others to tackle hefty issues with...
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23andMe Hosting One-of-a-Kind Sarcoma Community Night

June 21, 2011
Are you a sarcoma patient or survivor? Do you treat sarcoma patients? Maybe you know or care for someone suffering from this rare form of cancer. If sarcoma has touched...
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23andMe Research Findings: From You, Back to You

June 16, 2011
It’s been nearly a year since we published our first scientific paper. Titled “Web-based, Participant-Driven Studies Yield Novel Genetic Associations for Common Traits,” the paper demonstrated that 23andWe, our revolutionary...
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23andMe 2011 State of the Database Address

June 15, 2011
Database Snapshot: 100,611 users genotyped 76% have agreed to participate in research 59% take surveys 57% are male 47% are sharing with other users 12% have multiple ancestry 45 is...
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Sarcoma Community Update

May 10, 2011
Genetic research is a numbers game. The more people who contribute to the effort, the more powerful it gets. As our Sarcoma Community grows with survey responses and genetic data...
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DNA Analysis Stars in GWAT

May 03, 2011
In an age when even the president has to offer up his birth certificate to prove he was born in the U.S., it’s probably not going to be easy to...
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