SNPwatch: More Progress in the Search for Genetic Variants Linked to Childhood Asthma

January 25, 2010
Researchers have identified another region of the genome associated with childhood asthma, a condition that affects more than seven million American kids. Analysis of DNA from about 1,700 children with...
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Large Study Reveals Details of African American Genetic Ancestry

January 11, 2010
As shown in these ancestry paintings from 23andMe, the proportion of African DNA can vary widely for African Americans. A recent study led by Carlos Bustamante of Cornell and Sarah...
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Genetic Analysis Demonstrates Lack of Ethnic Diversity in Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Most Commonly Used In Research

January 06, 2010
Using a research method very similar to the one used in 23andMe’s Global Similarity advanced view feature, researchers have discovered that most of the embryonic stem cell lines currently studied...
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23andMe Labs

January 04, 2010
In 2009, we added six tools to 23andMe Labs, our technology sandbox where we showcase experimental features. In case you haven’t played around with them yet, here’s a brief review:...
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2009 Spittoon Highlights – Part 2

December 30, 2009
In our last post we highlighted a few of the coolest (in our opinion!) health-related developments of 2009.   But human genetics isn’t all about disease.   Here are a...
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2009 Spittoon Highlights – Part 1

December 28, 2009
Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who purchased prior to November 22, 2013 will...
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SNPwatch: Two More Genetic Variants Linked to Cleft Lip and Palate

December 21, 2009
A new study has identified more common genetic variants associated with increased risk for cleft lip and palate.   Combined with two previous studies, there are now four variations that...
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New Study Suggests LRRK2 G2019S Mutation Carriers are More Likely to Have Postural Instability and Gait Difficulty Type of Parkinson’s Disease

December 18, 2009
More than a million Americans have Parkinson’s disease, and another 50,000 are diagnosed each year. There is active research to try to understand this devastating condition, but scientists still don’t...
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23andMe H1N1 Flu Survey: Share Your Experience

December 17, 2009
By now, you’re probably sick of hearing about the 2009 H1N1 flu, also known as the swine flu.   But if you believe you’ve had it, and you’ve already recovered...
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23andMe….and me: Interview with Esther Dyson

December 07, 2009
Esther Dyson is a Director of 23andMe and an investor in numerous Internet, private aviation, space and health care ventures.   She has also shared her genetic data, medical records...
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