One in Ten Lives with a Rare Disease

February 28, 2013
February 28 is Rare Disease Day – a concept first initiated by the European Rare Disease Organization (EURORDIS) and now recognized around the world. Around 6,800 rare diseases have been...
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New Discoveries about Rare Blood Disorders from 23andMe

December 06, 2012
Earlier this year we met our goal of enrolling 1,000 people in a community of people with a collection of rare blood disorders known as myeloproliferative neoplasms, or MPNs. Since...
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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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A Milestone in the Fight Against MPNs Marks a Moment to Reflect

October 01, 2012
Ashley Gould, 23andMe’s Vice President Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer We recently topped our goal of enrolling 1,000 people with a group of rare blood disorders known as myeloproliferative...
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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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Health Watch: New Year’s Resolutions, Reproduction and Rare Diseases

March 21, 2012
Like many people around the world, the health content team at 23andMe rang in 2012 with resolutions of staying healthy and it seemed fitting to delve into the genetics underlying...
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Silver Linings in Rare Disease

March 07, 2012
Luck is not the word you typically associate with a cancer diagnosis or even a heightened risk of cancer, but some people can see a silver lining even in the...
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SNPwatch: The Jist on JAK2 and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

March 05, 2012
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) are a group of rare blood disorders. First characterized in 1951, it wasn't until 2005 that researchers began to uncover clues about the genetic basis of these diseases. An acquired mutation called V617F in the JAK2 gene is present in many people with MPN, and a growing body of research -- including evidence in 23andMe's MPN research cohort -- suggests that relatively common inherited genetic variants may predispose individuals to V617F-positive MPN.
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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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