23andMe’s Relative Finder Featured on CNN

December 03, 2009
With the help of 23andMe and CNN, two distant cousins were brought together to discuss their shared DNA and their shared passion for genealogy. The cousins are 23andMe customers Larry...
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Mouse Studies Show that Longevity Gene May Play a Role In Maintaining Stem Cells in the Brain

December 01, 2009
Even if you do everything right — exercise, healthy eating, no smoking– whether or not you’ll make it to the century mark depends to some extent on your genes. One...
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Remember: Turkey Day is Also National Family Health History Day

November 26, 2009
Looking for something to talk about between mouthfuls of green bean casserole and cranberry dressing? Instead of discussing the big game or Friday’s shopping prospects, U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variant Affects HIV Viral Set Point and Disease Progression

November 24, 2009
More than 30 million people worldwide are living with HIV, and about three million more are infected each year. Although people infected with the virus are living longer and healthier...
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SNPwatch: Common Genetic Variants Associated With Risk for Parkinson’s Disease Identified in Asian and European Populations

November 17, 2009
PET scans showing dopamine activity in a normal brain and a Parkinson’s patient’s before and after treatment with a therapeutic implant. More than a million Americans have Parkinson’s disease, and...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variations May Impact Risk of Hearing Loss in Children Receiving Common Chemotherapy Drug

November 10, 2009
Cisplatin, a cancer chemotherapy drug first approved by the FDA in 1978, revolutionized the treatment of many types of cancer.   Despite its effectiveness, in many cases doctors are forced...
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Ewwww: Cruise Ship Cleanliness Not What It Should Be

November 03, 2009
The “stomach flu” isn’t really the flu at all. It’s actually viral gastroenteritis, and its most common cause is a group of viruses called noroviruses. No matter what you call...
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SNPwatch: The Bad Driving Gene?

October 30, 2009
New research suggests that your skills behind the wheel may be affected by your genes. To better understand the effects of a variant in the BDNF gene on motor skills...
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Medco to Include Genetics in Comparison of Anti-Clotting Drug Effectiveness

October 28, 2009
Medco Health Solutions, Inc., announced this week that it will conduct a clinical trial to assess whether clopidogrel bisulfate (Plavix ®, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-aventis) is just as effective as...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variations Influencing Hemoglobin Levels Identified

October 12, 2009
Doctors routinely order the complete blood count (CBC) for their patients because they can learn a lot about a person’s health by measuring the numbers of different types of blood...
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