Category: 23andMe Research

IBD Awareness Week

Today marks the beginning of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Awareness Week, established by Congress in 2011 to bring attention to the condition that affects more than 1.5 million Americans. As part of that effort, we’ll be putting up a few IBD related posts this week. Last year, 23andMe partnered with ...

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23andMe Research and Insight on the Go

23andMe’s new mobile application is changing how genetic research is done. The new app offers unique access into the world of genetic research all through your smartphone. By engaging in the simple surveys you have the chance to contribute to scientific research while also gaining insight into the ...

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What’s New In Parkinson’s Research

From implanting cells into the brain to prevent the loss of dopamine producing nerve cells, to placing light sensitive channels in nerve cells to better treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, researchers are pushing into new realms in the fight against the disease. At the ninth annual Michael J. Fox ...

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New Developments in Parkinson’s Diagnosis and Treatment

In two recent reports , Parkinson’s researchers describe findings that may lead to new ways of detecting early signs of the disease and a potential new treatment. In the first case, researchers in Scotland are looking at the possibility that even before a patient begins to have obvious symptoms of the ...

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The High Notes

By looking at data on when boys’ voices first broke as a way to time the onset of puberty, researchers at the University of Cambridge have completed a first-of-its-kind genetic study and found that for both boys and girls puberty is influenced by many of the same genetic variants. “Our study shows that ...

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23andMe And Drug Discovery

The sobering fact about drug development is that it takes too long and costs too much money. 23andMe wants to change all that. At the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics this month, 23andMe computational biologist Fah Sathirapongsasuti offered some insight into how this is being ...

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New Eczema Findings Published

In what is by far the largest genome wide association study on the common skin condition eczema, researchers led by a team at the University of Bristol in the UK, have identified new genetic variants associated with the ailment, as well as new evidence that the condition is strongly associated with some ...

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A Reference of Human Genetic Variation

One of 23andMe’s newest scientists, Adam Auton, had his first day on Monday, and by Wednesday had two new papers on human genetic variation published in the journal Nature. Not a bad first week of work. “It’s been a busy few days,” Adam said. The research on the papers was not done at 23andMe, of ...

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New Findings On Female Infertility

New research by scientists at the University of Cambridge and ten other institutions, including 23andMe, has uncovered half-a-dozen genetic variants associated with polycystic ovary syndrome, the most common reproductive disorder in women and a common cause of infertility. Published this week in the ...

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Fragile Bones and Genetics

A large new study spearheaded by researchers at Montreal’s McGill University found a rare genetic variant with a large impact on bone mineral density and the propensity for some people to fracture bones more easily than others. This study — a meta-analysis that pooled data from 27 different cohorts ...

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