After the Click, Paulo Protects His Heart

August 19, 2022
After clicking on his 23andMe Hereditary Amyloidosis (TTR-Related) Genetic Health Risk report,* Paulo learned he had the V122I variant. It’s associated with an increased risk of developing something called TTR-related hereditary amyloidosis. Left untreated it can lead to congestive heart failure and other symptoms. After getting his result, he talked to his doctor, who diagnosed his condition after confirmatory testing. He also did some research, learning more about the condition and current treatments, and even looking into clinical trials. In the last few years, new medicines have been developed to treat TTR-related hereditary amyloidosis, and they are widely available and effective. The earlier the diagnosis, the more effective the treatment.
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Long Time Friends Find Out They’re Actually Sisters

July 30, 2021
Julia and Cassie, who first met while working at a bar about nine years ago. They quickly bonded over their shared Dominican heritage and the fact that they’d both been adopted by families in the states.
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Help Solving A Personal Medical Mystery

February 11, 2021
It started with bad sinus infections, then regular bouts of bronchitis, a seasonal cycle that gradually worsened over three decades. About ten years ago, this cycle evolved into pneumonia, putting...
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Mindy and Cindy’s 23andMe Story

April 18, 2019
Using 23andMe Mindy and Cindy discovered that they are sisters and uncovered a twist to their story that only deepens their connections.
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DNA Testing Helps Reveal Hidden Family History

September 08, 2017
23andMe helps man learn about his family's hidden history, shifting his view of his own racial identity.
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Mending a Broken Heart

September 01, 2015
When he was 21, Gary Skillings tried to contact his mother through a nun at the Catholic orphanage from which he was adopted in the 1950s, but she didn’t want...
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