23andMe and a New Paradigm for Research

June 22, 2010
As highlighted in Thomas Goetz’s new Wired article “Sergey’s Search,” 23andMe’s innovative web-based research platform is pushing Parkinson’s disease research ahead at an unprecedented pace.   With our database clocking...
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23andMe Launches Sarcoma Community

April 15, 2010
Sarcomas are an extremely rare set of cancers that affect the bone and connective tissues such as muscle, bone, fat, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels, and the like. With the launch...
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23andMe H1N1 Flu Survey: Share Your Experience

December 17, 2009
By now, you’re probably sick of hearing about the 2009 H1N1 flu, also known as the swine flu.   But if you believe you’ve had it, and you’ve already recovered...
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23andMe Longevity Survey: Help Us Discover the Keys to Living a Long, Healthy Life

December 10, 2009
From alchemists and the Philosopher’s Stone to Ponce de Leon and the Fountain of Youth, history is full of stories of people searching for a way to extend life indefinitely....
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23and ¡Mi Cabeza!: A New Migraine Headache Survey

October 15, 2009
Here’s how it goes for me: a few afternoons a year, usually when I haven’t slept or eaten right, but sometimes for no apparent reason, I begin to sense a...
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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 thought...
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Researchers Make Progress In Understanding Crohn’s Disease By Looking At The Big Picture

February 26, 2009
Genome wide association (GWA) studies of SNPs are helping scientists learn about the underlying biology of many complex diseases. But even the most enthusiastic proponents of this relatively new type...
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23andWe: The First Annual Update

January 05, 2009
By Joyce Tung and Amy Kiefer It’s been an exciting seven months since we launched 23andWe, the arm of 23andMe that gives people an unprecedented opportunity to collaborate with us...
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Three New Surveys from 23andWe Ask New Kinds of Questions

December 19, 2008
Since 23andWe debuted in May, we’ve asked our customers about all sorts of things: their hair color, earwax consistency, whether they tend to look on life’s bright side. Sometimes people...
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Meet the Team: Michelle Whirl Carrillo

October 24, 2008
Michelle is 23andMe’s curation manager. “Curation” often evokes images of an old scholar in a musty museum categorizing dinosaur bones for museum exhibits. But in the past decade or so,...
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