sequencing

Exomes — The First of Many!

March 31, 2012
Six months ago, we announced our Exome 80X pilot project. Today, we delivered our first batch of exome data to the earliest project participants, an important milestone in the development of our platform.
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23andMe and Montreal: Reflections From ICHG 2011

October 31, 2011
Ever since Kevin Davies coined the phrase "the $1000 genome" the vision of whole genomes at the corner store has alternately inspired and unsettled onlookers. Well, we're not quite at the point where getting your genome sequenced costs less than buying a smartphone, but sequencing is definitely still rising in popularity. Nowhere was this more evident than at the 12th International Congress of Human Genetics (ICHG) held three weeks ago in Montreal. 23andMe's 11 scientists in attendance presented 10 scientific posters and soaked in four full days of the latest in human genetics (and a bit of the charms of Montreal).
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Pulitzer Prize for Sequencing Story

April 21, 2011
Kathleen Gallagher and Mark Johnson are good reporters but it didn’t take a lot to figure out that the tip they got was big news. Doctors, Gallagher heard, had used...
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Twin Study Points to Importance of Non-genetic Factors in Multiple Sclerosis

April 28, 2010
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, causing unpredictable and varying symptoms that differ from person to person. About 1 in 700 people in...
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Analysis of Ancient DNA Suggests A Previously Unknown Type of Extinct Human Ancestor

March 24, 2010
Denisova cave from the outside. / Bence Viola. DNA isolated from a tiny bone fragment from the finger of a being that walked the earth between 30,000 and 50,000 years...
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Researchers Look To The Future Of Obesity Genetics

June 18, 2009
Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who purchased prior to November 22, 2013 will...
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Researchers Announce Draft Version of Complete Neanderthal Genome

February 12, 2009
First came the Human Genome Project when, in the year 2000, an international team of scientists began mapping all 23 pairs of our chromosomes.   Then in 2005, the Chimpanzee...
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Very Personalized Medicine: Genome Sequencing Reveals Mutations Behind One Woman’s Cancer

November 05, 2008
Understanding the genetic changes that lead to different cancers is key to more effective diagnosis and treatment of the disease. And thanks to the availability of faster, cheaper genome sequencing...
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