genetic disease

The identification of individuals resilient to genetic diseases

April 11, 2016
Brian Naughton Perhaps you or someone you know is a genetic superhero and simply doesn’t know it yet. A new paper by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at...
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23andMe’s Uta Francke Lauded by ASHG

November 09, 2012
A big congratulations from everybody here at 23andMe to our Senior Medical Director Uta Francke, who’ll be picking up the William Allan Award from the American Society of Human Genetics...
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Updated Results for Hereditary Hemochromatosis

July 27, 2012
Editor’s Note: This post does not reflect the current product offering for customers in the United States. Mutations in the HFE gene cause most forms of hereditary hemochromatosis – a...
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Battling Against A Common Genetic Disease

July 09, 2012
It’s the most common genetic disorder in the United States, but Milo Sharp had never heard of it before. He would have remained unaware of the lurking threat but for his wife’s interest in genetics. When he looked at his 23andMe results, "it was kind of surprising – I found not just one (variant) but two that put me at higher risk for hemochromatosis,” Milo said.
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23andMe Tests For Beta Thalassemia

June 29, 2012
Yesterday 23andMe added a new report on beta thalassemia to our more than 40 reports on inherited genetic conditions. About 1.5% of people globally carry a mutation that causes this recessive disease, and our report covers 15 of the most common beta thalassemia mutations.
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