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  • 23andMe has New Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Report

    Jul 11

    23andMe has added a new Genetic Health Risk report that looks at two genetic variants in the MUTHY gene (Y179C and G396D) associated with a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome, MUTHY-associated polyposis (MAP). These two variants are most common and best suited in people of Northern European descent. In January of 2019, the Food and Drug ...

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  • 23andMe Teamed Up with Airbnb

    Jun 25

    23andMe announced that it teamed up with Airbnb in order to offer 23andMe customers a new way to connect with their heritage. Together, the two companies will showcase homes and heritage travel experiences based on a 23andMe customer's DNA. Forbes explains how this works. First, a person takes a 23andMe DNA test. The customer can choose ei...

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  • 23andMe Improves Reports for Caribbean and Latin American Customers

    Jun 11

    23andMe announced has released a new feature called “Recent Ancestry in the Americas” for customers with ancestry from Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. This is part of 23andMe's ongoing efforts to deliver a more intuitive and comprehensive 23andMe Ancestry Composition Report. This new feature enables these customers to...

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  • 23andMe Made OTA Honor Roll for Privacy and Security

    May 28

    23andMe announced that the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) honored 23andMe for protection, security, and the privacy of customer data. 23andMe was named to the OTA Honor Roll overall, and ranked #1 in the Healthcare category. In addition to ranking at the top among Healthcare companies and organizations, 23andMe was ranked in the top 50 of all ...

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  • 23andMe Adds Health Community Page on HCM

    May 21

    23andMe announced that 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service customers can access a new Health Community page focused on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the most common form of inherited heart disease.  The new HCM Health Community page offers customers information and resources on this condition, which in most cases is caused by geneti...

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  • 23andMe Genetic Risk Report for TTR-Related Amyloidosis

    Apr 18

    23andMe added a new Genetic Health Risk report on TTR-related hereditary amyloidosis. It is a genetic, multi-system disease. Transthyretin amyloidosis is a slowly progressive condition characterized by the buildup of abnormal deposits of a protein called amyloid (amyloidosis) in the body's organs and tissues. These protein deposits most fre...

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  • 23andMe Tests New Ancestry Breakdown in Central and South Asia

    Apr 11

    23andMe is testing an extensive update to their Ancestry Composition feature that dramatically improved results for 23andMe customers with Central and South Asian ancestry. More specifically, this update will benefit those with ancestry from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, or Nepal. The new ancestry breakdown in Central and ...

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  • 23andMe Offers Genetic Report on Type 2 Diabetes

    Mar 26

    23andMe has a new Type 2 Diabetes report that offers customers insight into their likelihood of developing one of the most prevalent, pernicious, and preventable health conditions in the United States. 23andMe hopes that the Type 2 Diabetes report will help raise awareness about diabetes, as well as the potential to make healthy lifestyle chang...

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  • The New York Times and 23andMe Disagree

    Feb 14

    The Editorial Board of The New York Times posted an opinion piece titled: “Why You Should Be Careful About 23andMe's Health Test”. In response, 23andMe posted a letter to the editor titled: “23andMe Responds: Empowering Consumers”. The two disagree about the accuracy of 23andMe's genetic tests results. The New York Times Editorial Board...

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  • 23andMe Explains Why Diversity Matters in Genetic Research

    Feb 5

    23andMe posted an informative blog that explains why diversity matters in research. Improving diversity and inclusion of underrepresented populations in research doesn't just benefit those groups. It benefits everyone. Africans and African Americans are among the most underrepresented populations in genetic health research, yet they face the mos...

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