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Researcher Investigates His Own Genetic Mutation

October 26, 2012
Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who received their health information prior to November...
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Highlighting 23andMe Research

July 29, 2012
Team 23andMe will again have a strong presence at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. We’ve been at this gathering of geneticists and those interested in...
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23andMe and Montreal: Reflections From ICHG 2011

October 31, 2011
Ever since Kevin Davies coined the phrase "the $1000 genome" the vision of whole genomes at the corner store has alternately inspired and unsettled onlookers. Well, we're not quite at the point where getting your genome sequenced costs less than buying a smartphone, but sequencing is definitely still rising in popularity. Nowhere was this more evident than at the 12th International Congress of Human Genetics (ICHG) held three weeks ago in Montreal. 23andMe's 11 scientists in attendance presented 10 scientific posters and soaked in four full days of the latest in human genetics (and a bit of the charms of Montreal).
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23andMe Scientists Share Novel Findings From Our Research Platform at ICHG/ASHG 2011

October 12, 2011
With the help of our unique research platform and our tens of thousands of research participants, we've already made novel discoveries into the genetics of common traits as well as Parkinson's disease. At ICHG/ASHG 2011, we'll share some more of the novel findings we've discovered, covering everything from allergies to risk assessment.
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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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How Do People React to Personal Genetic Information? Themes From the American Society of Human Genetics Meeting

November 16, 2010
During his presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins was open about his genotype at the TCF7L2...
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Family History and Personal Genetic Risk Assessments: A Perspective on the Cleveland Clinic Study

November 11, 2010
by David Hinds A small study conducted by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic and reported at last week’s American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting found that family health history...
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DNA Day is Coming Soon!

April 12, 2010
DNA Day was created in 2003 by concurrent (Senate and House) congressional resolution to celebrate two important milestones in the study of genetics: the 50th anniversary of the description of...
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Curriculum Reform Needed For An Informed Public When It Comes To Genetics, Expert Says

June 25, 2009
It’s not enough to teach genetics, says Michael Dougherty, director of education for the American Society for Human Genetics.   It has to be taught in the right way. “Current...
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