personalized medicine

The Molecular Barcode of Cancer – Targeting Treatment to Patient

August 06, 2012
Changes in DNA Underlie Cancer Cancer develops when normal cells in the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably because of “mistakes” in the DNA code. DNA (a copy of which is...
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Great Expectations for Personal Genomes

April 03, 2012
A study published yesterday in Science Translational Medicine from a group at Johns Hopkins University set out to determine the best-case power of genetics to provide clinically meaningful information about risk of common diseases. Genetics will not be equally informative for everyone, and will not replace these other approaches, but this is actually quite compatible with personalized medicine -- that we can find and leverage the information that has the biggest impact on healthcare at an individual level.
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Spending Less and Improving Health Care

March 28, 2012
In the lead up to this week’s arguments at the Supreme Court over the health care reform law, 23andMe got the opinion of two distinguished doctors on what’s ailing the country’s medical system.
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Hope in a Pill: New Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis Approved

February 24, 2012
The realization of a long-awaited hope arrived this past month for many families in the form of a new treatment for cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common recessively inherited diseases, affecting about 30,000 people in the United States. Last month the FDA approved the drug ivacaftor (Kalydeco ®) as the first treatment to address one of the underlying causes of CF.
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See You at the 2012 Personalized Medicine World Conference!

January 23, 2012
The 4th annual Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) begins today at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley. Stop by 23andMe's booth to take home free schwag, learn more about our Personal Genome Service and research efforts, and order a kit. Mention the secret word "WeSearch" to take home a free t-shirt!
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Being a Part of Personalized Medicine

January 12, 2012
Last week, we announced the winner of our essay contest for a free ticket to this month’s Personalized Medicine World Conference. Today, we feature an essay by finalist Nicole Mosher, who is just beginning her scientific career.
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Personalizing Medicine to Relieve Healthcare Disparities

January 09, 2012
Today, we feature an essay by Jetaime Ross, an aspiring genetic counselor who is passionate about resolving healthcare disparities. Jetaime was a finalist in our PMWC Essay Contest.
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Congratulations to the Winner of Our PMWC Essay Contest!

January 04, 2012
23andMe recently held an essay contest to give away one free admission to this year's Personalized Medicine World Conference, to be held in Silicon Valley January 26-27. Over the last six weeks readers, interested citizens, and 23andMe customers sent in many inspiring essays. In this post, we announce the grand prize winner along with his essay. We'll feature more of our favorite essays in the weeks to come!
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Patient-Centered Medicine and PatientsLikeMe

December 14, 2011
There’s nothing futuristic about personalized medicine, but James Heywood, the chairman and co-founder of PatientsLikeMe, likes to pull a line from a futurist and science fiction writer to describe it....
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Just One Week Left to Enter Our Essay Contest!

December 09, 2011
The 2012 Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) is just around the corner and you could win free admission! There’s only one week left to enter the contest. Send us your...
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