Study On Side Effects of Parkinson’s Medication

August 04, 2022
A new genetic study may help those looking for ways to avert some of the troubling side effects of a common medication used to treat Parkinson’s disease.Parkinson’s is sometimes treated...
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Two New Medication Insight Reports for 23andMe+ Members

May 19, 2021
Most of us have at least one genetic variant that may alter how our bodies process certain commonly prescribed medications. Yet, very few of us know about it. That’s because...
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Study Highlights How Common Genetic Variants Are that Impact Drug Processing

September 08, 2020
A majority of people have at least one genetic variant in the CYP2C19 gene that may alter how their bodies process commonly prescribed drugs.
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23andMe Granted The First and Only FDA Authorization For Direct-to-Consumer Pharmacogenetics Reports

October 31, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 23andMe authorization to offer reports to customers on pharmacogenetics, indicating how customers’ genetics may influence the way they metabolize certain medications.
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Science On the Beach

September 26, 2014
From studies that explain how 23andMe’s massive database can accelerate the targeting and development of disease-fighting drugs, to DNA research which uncovers the legacy of dynamic mixing in the New...
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23andMe Customers’ Reported Side-Effects To Drugs

January 10, 2014
As many as one-third of customers in a 23andMe survey reported some sort of side effect from a prescription or over-the-counter medication, according to data compiled by our researchers. The...
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What Does Your Doctor Know About Genetic Testing For Drug Response?

February 09, 2012
Your doctor, undoubtedly, knows quite a lot, but chances are that she may not know very much about pharmacogenetics, the study of how genetic variation affects drug response. A new study analyzes responses from about 10,000 doctors on their attitudes and behavior toward pharmacogenetic testing. What it found underscores the need for better pharmacogenetic education in the medical community.
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