23andMe Presents Latest Research at ASHG

(Editor’s note: Here’s a link to a post with the links to all the poster presentations given by 23andMe scientists at 23andMe.) Here we come. Starting today a contingent of 23andMe’s scientists and researchers will be at the American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
BAR NIGHT AT THE B On top of hosting a booth in the sea of booths at the ASHG conference, 23andMe will be hosting a bar night as well. On Thursday evening come by for some food, drinks and talk at our “Bar Night at the B.” Bartenders will begin pouring drinks at 7 and we’ll be winding things up by 10. We’re also be offering up a unique chance to enter and win the opportunity for one lucky scientists to pose a research question of our database. US residents only. See Official Rules here. Bar Night at the B 7:00pm – 10:00pm Thursday, November 8th B Restaurant and Bar 720 Howard St. | San Francisco (B is just above Moscone Center north)
“The breadth and depth of research we are presenting at ASHG is a testament to the power of our web-based research model,” said 23andMe’s CEO Anne Wojcicki recently. The four-day event is expected to attract more than 6,000 people and it includes more than 400 presentations on the newest research in genetics. Among those presentations include work from 23andMe. The full schedule of the company’s presentations and posters is available online at www.23andMe.com/ashg2012. In addition our scientists will be participating on five panels and presentations speaking on a wide range of topics including direct-to-consumer genetic testing, the genetics behind sexual orientation, and the use of social media to research findings identifying more than 250 genetic associations with different morphological traits. Our scientists are also hosting 17 poster presentations. We’re more proud of 23andMe’s Senior Medical Director Dr. Uta Francke, who’ll be receiving the William Allan Award on Friday. The award recognizes her for her far-reaching scientific contributions to human genetics. Finally, 23andMe will also be raffling off a chance for academics to participate in our new Research Portal (see sidebar). This gives academic researchers from outside 23andMe to access de-identified, aggregated genotype and phenotype data from the 23andMe database. Institutions interested in participating can review criteria and apply at www.23andMe.com/ResearchPortal.  
  • Altorfer

    ”the genetics behind sexual orientation”’ Ohh thiis sounds very interesting.

    • Altorfer

      Sexual orientation and sexual identification has something to do with biophysics and neuroinformatics!!!!!

      There is an exact mathematical/physical equation for sexual orientation!

  • Maureen Markov

    Would 23&me be good enough to publish their findings/results mentioned to us here? Or, how to access the body of work beyond the outline of presentations given at the conference.
    Understand your need to present it at the conference first rather than simultaneously here….
    Seems that would be kind, considering the testing results originated with some of the members here!?
    Thank you!

    • ScottH

      Thanks for the note. You can see all the abstracts on our ASHG page. We can’t “publish” the posters we are presenting at ASHG until they are presented at the conference this week. Once that happens, however, we will be putting those posters. This is much like we did last year around our work at ASHG. Thanks again.

  • Rohan

    I am particularly keen to see the Poster presentation that completed on Nov 7th – “A scalable pipeline for local ancestry inference using thousands of reference individuals”. Would a video be uploaded on Vimeo or YouTube? Very exciting!

    • ScottH

      Here is the link to a post that has the links to all the posters presented at ASHG.