A Computational Biologist And A Gentleman

Over the last few months 23andMe has assembled a virtual dream team to make up its therapeutics group. Starting with the appointment of Richard Scheller, Ph.D. as chief science officer and head of therapeutics, 23andMe has filled out the team with some top-notch talent including another luminary Robert ...

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A Fantastical Story

If it’s true that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, then Jimmy Cygler and Paul Leventhal are plenty tough. Paul, left, and his brother Jimmy after meeting for the first time in Florida. When both were infants, they were taken from their mother, Rebecca Kaufman, and raised worlds apart without ...

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IBD Travel Tips

Sunscreen? Check. Paperback? Check. Meds? Traveling with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), the umbrella diagnosis that includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, can be complicated but it doesn’t have to be with a little planning. Before you head out on summer vacation, we’ve compiled a tip ...

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World IBD Day And Research

In less than a year’s time, 23andMe is more than halfway to its goal of enrolling 10,000 patients in its study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which will look more deeply at how genetics and environment affect the condition. As we recognize World IBD Day May 19th, we wanted to update you on our ...

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Family Reunion Time

World Records often involve peril and great feats of courage, and in a way A.J. Jacobs’ plan to stage a Global Family Reunion in New York City this June is a kind of daring tightrope walk of its own. The daylong event — which the New York Times recently described as “part TED talk, part Coachella and part ...

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DNA Relatives Milestone

Last month for DNA Day, 23andMe took a look back at some of our own milestones, but a few of our customers pointed out a glaring omission from that list — the creation of what is now DNA Relatives. So we decided to take note of that historical moment for 23andMe and put it into perspective. Back in 2009 ...

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Learn More About 23andMe’s Lupus Study

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Learn More About 23andMe’s IBD Study

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23andMe Launches Lupus Research Community

23andMe, Pfizer, Inc. and the Lupus Research Institute are launching a collaborative study focused on the genetics of the autoimmune disease known as lupus. The aim is to quickly enroll 5,000 people with the disease, which affects about 1.5 million people in the United States alone. “The ability to ...

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Itchy and Scratchy Genetics

Some of us are just tastier, or at least to mosquitos. Just in time for summer, a new study of twins by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, found that genetics may play a role in why some of us get bit more often by mosquitos than others. Beyond being the bane of summer ...

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