cancer

A Song Draws Focus on Osteosarcoma Research

July 17, 2013
By Bertram K. Two days after his death in May, Zach Sobiech’s song “Clouds” became the number one download on iTunes and now has surpassed seven million views on YouTube....
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Rare Mutation Leads to New Insights into Melanoma

February 04, 2013
A study published recently in Science by Susanne Horn and colleagues is a noteworthy example of hypothesis-driven science done right. It exemplifies how seemingly obscure findings can lead to new...
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Novel Genetic Findings for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

October 12, 2012
Dave Hinds is a Principal Scientist in Statistical Genetics.   Editor’s note: This post has been edited from its original to reflect changes in 23andMe’s product. 23andMe is passionate about...
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The Molecular Barcode of Cancer – Targeting Treatment to Patient

August 06, 2012
Changes in DNA Underlie Cancer Cancer develops when normal cells in the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably because of “mistakes” in the DNA code. DNA (a copy of which is...
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A Milestone in Sarcoma Research

July 25, 2012
Each person who has joined 23andMe’s Sarcoma research community has their own reasons for participating, but they all share the same hopes that we have – to find the causes...
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23andMe Partnering with Patients

May 29, 2012
By Meghan Mullins Before joining 23andMe, I worked at a more traditional genetic research lab. Like virtually all research centers, we didn’t return genetic results to our research participants. I...
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Cancer Touches Everyone

May 21, 2012
23andMe is passionate about fighting cancer. We recently launched a Cancer Family History survey and within two months more than 20,000 customers have answered! We're already learning some very interesting things -- read on.
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Gene Fusions Point to a New Type of Sarcoma

April 12, 2012
Sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that is often caused by two genes fusing together but which two genes are involved can be different between different types of sarcoma. A group of French researchers recently discovered a new gene fusion characterizing a type of "Ewing-like" sarcomas.
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Talking about Sarcoma with George Demetri

March 12, 2012
On a recent visit to 23andMe George Demetri –a physician and scientist who is an unpaid advisor to our Sarcoma research initiative – sat down for a short interview after...
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A Cancer Fighter Gets Personal

December 05, 2011
It’s hard to picture a more “personalized” approach to medicine than Dr. Ronald Levy’s. Levy, chief of the oncology division at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, has spent his career...
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