SNPwatch: Genetic Variation Associated with Endometriosis in Asian Women Identified

September 10, 2010
Endometriosis, one of the most common gynecological conditions, occurs when tissue from the lining of the uterus implants elsewhere in the body–most commonly the fallopian tubes, the ovaries or the...
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SNPwatch: New Research Sheds More Light on Role of Genetic Variant in Chronic Kidney Disease

September 02, 2010
Chronic kidney disease (CKD), characterized by the gradual loss of the kidneys’ filtering ability, currently affects about 10-13% of adults in the United States.   Patients suffering from the most...
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23andMe at FDA/CDRH Public Meeting on Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs)

July 20, 2010
The FDA/CDRH Public Meeting on Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) took place yesterday and today (July 19 and 20) in Washington, DC. Webcasts of both days will be available...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variations Associated with Autoimmune Form of Hair Loss, Alopecia Areata

June 30, 2010
Alopecia areata is a form of hair loss many people are unfamiliar with, although the condition affects more than five million people in the United States.   Unlike male (or,...
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SNPwatch: Four More DNA Variations Linked to Testicular Cancer

June 28, 2010
British researchers have identified four new genetic variants that may influence a male’s risk for testicular cancer.   These results, published recently in the journal Nature Genetics, along with variations...
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23andMe Publishes in PLoS Genetics, Validates New Research Paradigm

June 24, 2010
23andMe is proud to announce the first publication to come out of 23andWe, our novel participant-driven research program.   Our results, which encompass replications of previous findings as well as...
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Understanding GINA

June 10, 2010
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, or GINA, is U.S. federal legislation that protects Americans from discrimination (in health insurance and employment decisions) on the basis of genetic information. GINA was...
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SNPwatch: New Genetic Associations Revealed for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

June 02, 2010
Nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) arises in the upper part of the throat, behind the nose.   It is rare in most areas of the world–affecting only about 1 in every 100,000...
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Letter from Committee on Energy and Commerce

May 19, 2010
Today 23andMe received a letter from the  Committee on Energy and Commerce of the  United States House of Representatives  asking that along with Navigenics and Pathway Genomics, we provide information...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variants Associated with Risk of Paget’s Disease of Bone Identified

May 19, 2010
Aching joints and bones aren’t always just a normal part of aging.   For some, they are a symptom of Paget’s disease of bone (PDB), a condition that affects more...
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