ethics

Honoring Henrietta Lacks

February 02, 2018
Even after a best-selling book and countless articles, few of us know the name Henrietta Lacks — but we should.Henrietta LacksThe young African American mother of five, who died in...
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Protecting People In People Powered Research

July 30, 2014
Most people know 23andMe empowers people to learn about themselves through their genetic information, but perhaps fewer know that a major part of our mission is to advance research. As...
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23andMe Researcher Katie Huber

March 28, 2014
This is the first in an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s compelling research. Katie Huber is a scientist who spent years studying infectious diseases,...
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We Can Handle the Truth About Genetics

January 09, 2013
Thank you, Virginia. In a recent article in Slate, Virginia Hughes, who also blogs for National Geographic, nails it, hammering home the point that people are much smarter and tougher...
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The Story of Henrietta Lacks: A Lesson in Biology and Ethics

January 30, 2009
Editor’s note: We posted this a couple of years ago, but in light on the historic agreement between the family of Henrietta Lacks and National Institutes of Health, we thought...
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23andKids: Growing Up Genotyped

October 28, 2008
Photo by Hsien-Hsien Lei, Eye on DNA. “Data, data, data! I want to see my data!” sang my 7-year-old, jumping around the kitchen, strumming his air guitar. What on earth...
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