announcements

23andMe’s MPN Initiative Welcomes Dr. Ruben Mesa as Scientific Advisor

November 03, 2011
In just three months, 23andMe’s Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) Research Initiative has grown to more than 330 active participants. Our Scientific Advisory Board has grown as well with another prestigious scientist, Dr. Ruben Mesa, joining Dr. Jason Gotlib and Dr. James Zehnder from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Cancer Institute.
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A Prescription for Personalizing Medicine

October 26, 2011
While a lot of the discussion about personalized medicine is focused on the future, some of the most promising possibilities for individualized care could be implemented right now, said Felix Frueh, of Medco Health Solutions. Frueh shares his perspective with The Spittoon in advance of the 4th annual Personalized Medicine World Conference.
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23andMe Scientists Head to Montreal for ICHG/ASHG, Eh

October 11, 2011
The joint  12th International Congress of Human Genetics  and  61st Annual Meeting of the  American Society of Human Genetics  held this week in Montreal is expected to draw more than...
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Join 23andMe at ICHG/ASHG 2011 for Drinks and a Chance to Win an Exome!

October 07, 2011
The world’s top scientists and researchers in human genetics will gather in Montreal next week for ICHG/ASHG 2011 to discuss the latest breakthroughs in this rapidly changing field. To ensure that everyone stays hydrated, 23andMe invites attendees to a mixer at a microbrewery in Montreal. We’ll also be giving away a free exome sequence to one lucky participant!
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FDA to Hold Public Town Hall Discussion in San Francisco

August 25, 2011
In March earlier this year, 23andMe presented its views on possible federal regulation of the direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing industry at an Advisory Committee meeting convened by the FDA. We...
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Roots into the Future: A New 23andMe Research Initiative For African Americans

July 26, 2011
A recent article in Wired Magazine highlighted how the genome revolution has been skipping most people in the world: 96% of participants in recent genomic studies trace most of their...
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New genetic variants found to influence risk of Parkinson’s disease

June 23, 2011
On the eve of the anniversary of our first publication, 23andMe is excited to announce the publication of our second research paper, “Web-based genome-wide association study identifies two novel loci...
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23andMe Research Findings: From You, Back to You

June 16, 2011
It’s been nearly a year since we published our first scientific paper. Titled “Web-based, Participant-Driven Studies Yield Novel Genetic Associations for Common Traits,” the paper demonstrated that 23andWe, our revolutionary...
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23andMe 2011 State of the Database Address

June 15, 2011
Database Snapshot: 100,611 users genotyped 76% have agreed to participate in research 59% take surveys 57% are male 47% are sharing with other users 12% have multiple ancestry 45 is...
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Sarcoma Community Update

May 10, 2011
Genetic research is a numbers game. The more people who contribute to the effort, the more powerful it gets. As our Sarcoma Community grows with survey responses and genetic data...
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