prostate cancer

New genetic variants found to influence puberty timing and cancer risk

April 27, 2017
In the largest study of its kind researchers at the University of Cambridge have identified more than 380 genetic variants associated with the timing of puberty in men and women. The...
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23andMovember

November 14, 2013
Maybe you’re planning to sport a Tom Selleck, or the tricky Rollie Fingers’ style, or you’re going Wild West with a bushy Wyatt Earp, but can you doublehelix? It’s “No...
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23andMe’s Latest Publication Shines Light on Male Pattern Baldness and Unexpected Associations with Disease

June 18, 2012
A new paper in PLoS Genetics describes discoveries related to the genetics of male pattern baldness. 23andMe customers represented more than half the cases of male pattern baldness studied, and our unique database also allowed the researchers to uncover unexpected connections between this common trait and specific diseases.
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Understanding Prostate Cancer

June 12, 2012
Prostate cancer affects more men than any other type of cancer but much is still unknown about how it develops and what to do about it. For National Men's Health Week, we discuss current knowledge of risk factors -- both genetic and non-genetic, the issue of ethnicity, and the controversy around screening.
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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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Did You Know? Genetic Research Lags for African Americans

February 23, 2012
Although there has been a recent boom in DNA research, little is known about the connection between DNA and disease in African Americans. Since discoveries made in one population aren’t always applicable to other ancestral groups, it is important to carry out additional research. Bridging the gap in research is particularly important for diseases that affect African Americans more than the rest of the population.
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Our Top 10 for 2011

December 28, 2011
We thought 2010 would be hard to top but we’re happy to say that 2011 has been even better. Here's our list of some of the most intriguing developments from 2011.
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Ethnicity Matters in Research: A Case Study in Prostate Cancer

June 27, 2011
By Angela Liu and Shirley Wu Nearly one in six men in the United States develops prostate cancer. This sobering statistic has spurred tremendous advances in research over the years,...
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SNPwatch: Researchers Find More Genetic Variants Associated With Prostate Cancer

September 29, 2009
In the United States, prostate cancer affects about one in every six men.   Genomewide association studies aimed at finding common genetic variants associated with this common disease have been...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variations May Increase Risk Of Prostate Cancer In Japanese Men

September 11, 2009
This MRI of a man’s pelvis shows that his prostate is enlarged to almost three times the regular size, which may be a sign of cancer. The prostate is marked...
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