Scientists Score a Breakthrough with Parkinson’s in a Petri Dish

March 30, 2011
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a relatively rare but devastating condition affecting 1-2% of Americans. Although some risk factors are known — including genetic variants that predispose to the condition —...
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An Update On Our Parkinson’s Research Community

March 21, 2011
At 23andMe, we are committed to advancing understanding of human health and disease, and to giving everyone an opportunity to participate in scientific research that is meaningful for them. We...
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March is Kidney Awareness Month!

March 17, 2011
This month, take a few minutes to appreciate your kidneys. These workhorses filter wastes, toxins and excess fluids from the blood, regulate the balance of ions and other chemicals in...
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Location, Location, Location: Did Humans Start Out in Southern Africa?

March 11, 2011
by Mike Macpherson, Shirley Wu, and Joanna Mountain A young Hadza hunter From just flecks of bone and specks of DNA, scientists have been able to piece together a story...
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23andMe Presents at FDA Advisory Panel Meeting on Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests

March 08, 2011
Editor’s note: This post has been altered from the original. The slides from the presentation have been removed. 23andMe, like many others, believes that individuals have a right to access...
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Stuttering in the Spotlight

March 04, 2011
Many films have portrayed characters who stutter, but stuttering itself has rarely been the subject of a popular movie. That all changed with The King’s Speech, which made headlines last...
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A Sarcoma Community Update and Survivor Story

March 01, 2011
There is strength in numbers. With the help of our participants, we are well on our way to achieving our 1,000 person Sarcoma Community milestone. Thank you! We have over...
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When Rare is Not Rare: Help Fight Rare Disease, Today and Everyday

February 28, 2011
Most people have never heard of osteochondrodysplasia, glycogen storage disease, or a thousand other conditions with names we may or may not be able to pronounce. Individually, each of these...
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SNPwatch: Association Between FTO Variant and Obesity Depends on Age and Impacts Development

February 23, 2011
Obesity is an enormous public health concern in the United States, affecting about 33% of adults and 20% of children and adolescents. While lifestyle and environmental factors play an undeniable...
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SNPwatch: Researchers Identify Variant Associated with Breast Density

February 16, 2011
Mammography is a common imaging method used to screen for breast cancer, the second most common cancer in women. The result of a mammogram is a simple black and white...
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