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Crowdsourcing Health Conditions

August 27, 2012
Click on the image above for the interactive visualization. Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post....
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The Iron Scale: Factors Tipping Towards Overload

July 11, 2012
Some of us may have grown up thinking that spinach is a good source of iron, but this isn’t exactly true. It’s been said that a report from the 1800’s...
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SNPwatch: Enzyme Deficiency May Protect Against Serious Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effect

February 22, 2010
People chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus currently have only one treatment option:   a combination of polyethylene glycol (PEG)-ylated interferon alpha and ribavirin (RBV).    Not only does...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variations Influencing Hemoglobin Levels Identified

October 12, 2009
Doctors routinely order the complete blood count (CBC) for their patients because they can learn a lot about a person’s health by measuring the numbers of different types of blood...
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