Category: 23andMe Research

New genetic findings for rare blood cancers

A research study spearheaded by 23andMe has uncovered new genetic associations for a group of rare blood cancers offering insights into these sometimes fatal conditions. Published in the journal Blood earlier this summer, the research identified variants in seven genes associated with myeloprofliferative ...

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A Girl with Guts

At her darkest moment, feeling alone and drained by a daunting disease, Jackie Zimmerman began to write. “This is when things began to change for me,” said Jackie. As she blogged about the isolation of being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and having her large intestine removed, Jackie began to ...

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New genetic variants found to influence major depression risk

In a new study, scientists have found genetic markers associated with depression in people of European descent. In what is by far the largest study of its kind focused on major depressive disorder, researchers from Pfizer, Massachusetts General Hospital and 23andMe identified 17 single nucleotide ...

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New Genetic Associations Found for Common Skin Cancer

Using data from 23andMe, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have found new genetic variants associated with one of the most common forms of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma. In a study published in Nature Communications researchers were able to single out entirely new variants ...

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23andMe Launches New Genotyping Services for Research

Offering scientists the ability to use our unique research platform for discovery, 23andMe launched a new Genotyping Services for Research (GSR). The new platform gives researchers, who would recruit their own research participants, an end-to-end service that incorporates genetic information into their ...

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Ali and Parkinson’s

In his last fight— the one against Parkinson’s — Muhammad Ali went the distance finally succumbing in early June to complications from a respiratory problem. He was 74. In the more than 30 years since Ali was first diagnosed, our understanding of Parkinson’s has changed enormously and yet there is still ...

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The role of genetics in migraines

In the largest-ever genetic study of migraines, a group of scientists led by researchers at Harvard and at the Broad Institute found dozens of new genetic variants associated with these sometimes debilitating headaches that are estimated to affect as many as a billion people worldwide. Along with ...

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Asthma in African American Children

Asthma can start with simple tightness in the chest, but end in an epic battle to breathe. So whether you are black or white, Asian or Latino, an asthma attack can be frightening, especially if you are a kid. But who you are, or more accurately what your ancestry is, does matter in what scientists can say ...

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Living With Crohn’s and Colitis

Anyone with inflammatory bowel disease has to be strong to handle the day-to-day challenges of living with the condition. You need even more moxie to take the extra step of being public about this serious and sometimes debilitating intestinal condition. One of those courageous few who’ve stepped out to ...

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World IBD Day

23andMe, in collaboration with Pfizer Inc, is well on its way to enrolling 10,000 people living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) to participate in research on this serious digestive condition, which includes both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. But we can’t begin our analysis of the data in ...

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