After the Click, Paulo Protects His Heart

August 19, 2022
After clicking on his 23andMe Hereditary Amyloidosis (TTR-Related) Genetic Health Risk report,* Paulo learned he had the V122I variant. It’s associated with an increased risk of developing something called TTR-related hereditary amyloidosis. Left untreated it can lead to congestive heart failure and other symptoms. After getting his result, he talked to his doctor, who diagnosed his condition after confirmatory testing. He also did some research, learning more about the condition and current treatments, and even looking into clinical trials. In the last few years, new medicines have been developed to treat TTR-related hereditary amyloidosis, and they are widely available and effective. The earlier the diagnosis, the more effective the treatment.
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A Son’s 23andMe Results Helps Father’s Medical Team

July 19, 2022
For Patrick String, the transition from healthy 56-year-old man to seriously ill patient on life support happened almost instantaneously.The day had started out simply enough. Patrick was at his home...
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Best Father’s Day Gift Ever

June 09, 2022
Father’s Day has a little more significance this year for Rick, a 53-year-old real estate agent in Key West. Thanks to 23andMe, the lifelong bachelor learned late last year that...
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Better Together: Sisters Meet for the First Time

June 01, 2022
Limia Ravart remembers the 23andMe message that changed her life. “Hi. My name is Hannah Raleigh, and apparently I am your biological sister,” it began. “I have been thinking about...
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After the Click: Claudia Catches Her Breath

May 30, 2022
Claudia didn’t know she was an “Alpha,” as people with her condition sometimes call themselves. For years, decades really, she didn’t know why she was susceptible to sinus infections, bronchitis, and periodic bouts with pneumonia. Neither did her doctors. In fact, at one point after suffering from shortness of breath, she went in for several tests, but her doctor thought she was focused on the wrong thing. “He said maybe I needed to exercise more because he couldn’t find anything wrong with me,” Claudia said.
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A Family Gets Healthy, with Some Help from Mom

May 08, 2022
Corie Allessie, a retired dental assistant and former Navy jet mechanic, has a few essential rules for healthy living.  Never, ever eat in front of the television. Get up and...
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A Mother’s Vision

May 04, 2022
For Mother’s Day this year we want to highlight Lisa, a public health nurse with a background in genetics, who shared what she learned using 23andMe as part of a...
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A 23andMe Customer Reflects on the Meaning of Family  

April 21, 2022
By Jodee ProuseI believe nothing is more important than family. But what do I mean when I say family? For me, it’s about more than the DNA we share. A...
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Celebrating National Sibling Day with Victor and Eva

April 08, 2022
We rightfully honor Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but for those of us to be lucky enough to have them, Sibling’s Day can be just as powerful.  This year, Siblings...
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An Irish Welcome

March 15, 2022
Each March, when she was still in grade school, Mary’s parents would dress her in what passed for Irish clothes — a lot of green — to celebrate the feast...
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