myeloproliferative neoplasm

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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Thank You For Helping to Fight Rare Disease!

March 02, 2012
On Monday we kicked off a campaign for Rare Disease Day to raise awareness of research, especially into two rare diseases, myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) and sarcoma. We hoped to reach...
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Did You Know? It’s Not so Rare to Have a Rare Disease

February 29, 2012
We hear a lot about common conditions because so many people have them and in contrast relatively little about rare diseases. But how rare is rare? If you add up all the rare diseases it turns out that about 30 million Americans suffer from a rare disease. That’s nearly 10% of the population – suddenly rare is not so rare! Today is Rare Disease Day, so learn more about how you can help raise awareness.
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SNPwatch: 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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