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Smithsonian Exhibit In The News

September 02, 2013
Back in June we told you about an awesome new exhibit at the Smithsonian “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code.”  Maybe you didn’t want to take our word on it, but how...
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For Your Eyes Only

May 21, 2013
Genetics plays a big role in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of vision loss among older Americans. Luckily, there are ways to lower...
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Three New Research Projects from 23andMe

December 04, 2012
23andMe received more than half a million dollars recently from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for three research projects. The grants support some of the important online genome-wide association...
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A Map of the Uncharted Genome

September 06, 2012
We’re a little late to the party, but yesterday a consortium of scientists, who are part of a project called The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements, or ENCODE, came out with...
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23andMe Launches Its First NIH Funded Study

December 16, 2010
  By Amy Kiefer and Kim Barnholt 23andMe is excited to announce the launch of our first National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research project. In  the fall of 2010,...
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NIH to Create Public Database of Genetic Tests

March 18, 2010
Today the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced its plans to create a public database in which genetic test providers will voluntarily deposit information about their services that can then...
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23andMe Parkinson’s Research Initiative Progress Update

January 26, 2010
By Nick Eriksson, 23andMe Principal Scientist, and Lizzie Dorfman, Parkinson’s Research Project Manager Less than a year ago we announced the launch of the 23andMe Parkinson’s Research Initiative. Since then,...
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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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