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New genetic variants found to influence puberty timing and cancer risk

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 study more than quadruples the number of variants identified in previous research that are known to be associated with the ...

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Science, the Endless Frontier

By Joyce Tung, PhD, 23andMe VP of Research I love science. I love how science requires precision of interpretation, provides the thrill of discovery, and stimulates and satisfies curiosity all at the same time. This is why I, like other scientists more important than I am, was dismayed to hear the ...

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Genetic Ancestry Matters in Precision Medicine

It's long been known that disease risk is different among different ethnic groups, and so too is the effectiveness of certain treatments, but we still don’t know exactly why that is. UCSF medical researcher Esteban Burchard, MD, MPH, has focused his work on solving this puzzle and focusing more genetic ...

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Our Top Five from 2016

Just before we kick off another year of blogging, it’s worth taking a moment to look back and single out what for us were some of the big stories, breakthroughs or findings in genetics from last year. Here is our top five. Diversity — For a very long time, medical research in general has focused largely on ...

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Genetics found to influence resting heart rate

A team of researchers found more than 60 genetic variants associated with resting heart rate, a known predictor of overall mortality. In the new study published in the journal Nature Genetics, the researchers, led by scientists from the University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands, noted that ...

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23andMe’s CEO Featured On The Today Show

As part of a series on cutting edge women, The Today Show featured Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe's CEO and co-founder. The NBC crew followed Anne as she hustled through a typical day, juggling family life, and work meetings. The crew also got a glimpse of 23andMe's Therapeutics lab, and sat down with her to talk ...

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Find Us At ASHG

Attending the annual American Society of Human Genetics meeting in Vancouver next week? We'd love to hear from you! Attend our talks, come by our posters, and find us at our booth. The 23andMe research team has a full slate of presentations and posters at ASHG this year. Wednesday, Oct 19 TALK 11:30am ...

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People Eager to Participate in Nevada Health Study

If you’d like to know whether people want access to their genetic information and will participate in research, just go to Nevada. Gov. Brian Sandoval was one of the first to sign up, and in less than a day more 5,000 of his fellow “Silver State” residents joined him to be part of an  innovative population ...

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23andMe Scientists To Present New Findings

23andMe scientists will be at the annual American Society of Human Genetics meeting in Vancouver this month sharing a wide spectrum of interesting data that includes more on the genetics of Parkinson’s disease, promising new methods for drug discovery, and even some fun findings around traits like nail biting ...

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Innovative Population Health Study Announced

Nevada-based Renown Health and the Desert Research Institute are collaborating with 23andMe in a population health study in that state. Combining health and environmental data collected by those institutions with genetic and phenotypic data from study participants who test with 23andMe, researchers hope to ...

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