The Genetics of Blood Clots

April 01, 2016
Researchers at 23andMe, Sweden’s Karlolinska Institute, and the University of Geneva Medical School have identified new genetic associations for blood clots, one of the leading causes of death worldwide.On top...
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The Connection Between Air Travel and Blood Clots

August 08, 2012
Long-distance air travel increases a person’s odds of developing blood clots, a condition known medically as venous thromboembolism (VTE) and dubbed in the media as the “economy-class syndrome.”But choosing coach...
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Three Genes for Blood Clots

July 26, 2012
Numerous factors increase a person’s risk for developing blood clots in deep veins, a condition known medically as venous thromboembolism (VTE).VTE starts with the formation of a blood clot deep...
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Family History, In Addition To Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors, Predicts Risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis

March 27, 2009
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), sometimes called “economy class syndrome” is the formation of a blood clot in a vein deep within the body, usually in the legs.   Not only...
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SNPwatch: Inherited Genetic Variation May Predispose People For Blood Disorder Mutation Later in Life

March 16, 2009
Editor’s note: This post has been edited from its original to reflect changes in 23andMe’s product. Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Stem cells in your...
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Surgeon General Issues Call to Action on VTE: 23andMe Assesses Genetic Risk for Customers

September 17, 2008
This Monday acting Surgeon General Steven K. Galson issued a Call to Action to reduce the number of people in the United States affected by two serious blood clotting conditions:...
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