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Own Your Data: A Right and Responsibility for Better Health

July 21, 2016
“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...
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The Future of Health Care

July 07, 2015
Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe’s CEO and co-founder, spoke recently with Kai Ryssdal, the host and senior editor at Marketplace, about the company, genetics, and the future of health care. It’s a...
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Daring DNA

February 23, 2015
Here’s to those who dare. Viewers of Sunday night’s Oscars got a chance to see a new ad campaign by Cadillac that honors those who “Dare Greatly” and our very...
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Builders + Innovators

November 08, 2013
Late last month, Goldman Sachs hosted their second annual Builders + Innovators Summit bringing together some of the most dynamic entrepreneurs of the day to discuss what they’ve learned to...
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An Astronaut Tells His Secret

April 16, 2012
Astronaut Rich Clifford spent his life facing huge challenges but the biggest challenge would come in the form of Parkinson's disease. His story is the subject of a soon-to-be completed documentary, "The Astronaut's Secret".
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23andMe Publishes in PLoS Genetics, Validates New Research Paradigm

June 24, 2010
23andMe is proud to announce the first publication to come out of 23andWe, our novel participant-driven research program.   Our results, which encompass replications of previous findings as well as...
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NIH to Create Public Database of Genetic Tests

March 18, 2010
Today the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced its plans to create a public database in which genetic test providers will voluntarily deposit information about their services that can then...
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23andMe Launches Pregnancy Community

March 31, 2009
By 23andMe Co-founders Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki Every year, 130 million babies are born around the world. Yet little is known about why some women sail through their pregnancies,...
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A New Approach to Research: The 23andMe Parkinson’s Disease Initiative

March 11, 2009
By 23andMe Co-Founders Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki We started 23andMe with a simple, yet expansive, vision: to take DNA into the mainstream.   In order to demystify genetics, we...
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23andMe Co-founders Announce Breast Cancer Initiative

October 02, 2008
23andMe is marking the 23rd anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October with an initiative to build a web-based forum dedicated to helping women who face the disease....
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