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Hacking Away at Health and Ancestry

For fans of HBO’s hit show Silicon Valley, you may be familiar with this formula for innovation — put a bunch of smart people together in a room and give them 48 hours, with the freedom to pursue their own ideas, and raise the stakes with a little friendly competition. This formula is known as a ...

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23andMe’s CEO Featured On The Today Show

As part of a series on cutting edge women, The Today Show featured Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe's CEO and co-founder. The NBC crew followed Anne as she hustled through a typical day, juggling family life, and work meetings. The crew also got a glimpse of 23andMe's Therapeutics lab, and sat down with her to talk ...

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People Eager to Participate in Nevada Health Study

If you’d like to know whether people want access to their genetic information and will participate in research, just go to Nevada. Gov. Brian Sandoval was one of the first to sign up, and in less than a day more 5,000 of his fellow “Silver State” residents joined him to be part of an  innovative population ...

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Reinventing The Way We See Family

I love family. Modern families. Blended families. Adopted families. And, DNA families. Over the last ten years, I’ve seen the ancestry part of our genetic service change lives. Every day I watch people connect with their DNA family, and see how the concept of family can evolve into something greater — ...

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Innovative Population Health Study Announced

Nevada-based Renown Health and the Desert Research Institute are collaborating with 23andMe in a population health study in that state. Combining health and environmental data collected by those institutions with genetic and phenotypic data from study participants who test with 23andMe, researchers hope to ...

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Why We Publish

From the beginning, 23andMe has published research findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Publishing is the most important way for scientists to share results and advance the understanding of science. It’s also a fundamental tradition of the scientific process — expose your work to the scrutiny of ...

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International Parkinson’s Meeting News

After four days in Berlin attending the massive annual meeting of the International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Society, 23andMe Parkinson’s Community manager, Paul Cannon, PhD, came back hopeful for the future. The challenge for Paul is distilling the most important takeaways from a meeting that ...

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Own Your Data: A Right and Responsibility for Better Health

“Citizens worldwide have too long a history of being passive players in health care -- blindly following instructions from providers.” The quote above, taken from a Nature Comment published yesterday by John Wilbanks and Eric Topol, encapsulates my motivation for co-founding 23andMe a little over 10 years ...

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Designing the New 23andMe Homepage

A Personalized Guide to the Incredible You By Scott Andress, Director of Product Design at 23andMe Your 23andMe results have arrived. The day you’ve been waiting for is here. It’s the culmination of curiosity, mystery – even trepidation. What will you find out about yourself and your family? The answers ...

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Forever Grateful

This past weekend the Parkinson’s disease community and the world at large lost a truly inspirational leader with the passing of Muhammad Ali. We want to express our sympathy to his family for their loss and join countless others in celebrating his life and extraordinary achievements on behalf of many causes. ...

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