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2013-12-06 23:03:17

The attorneys in Morgan & Morgan’s Complex Litigation Group want to hear from Florida consumers who purchased a personalized DNA test kit from 23andMe, Inc. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 Morgan & Morgan’s Complex Litigation Group is investigating potential claims on behalf of Florida consumers who purchased a personalized $99 DNA test kit sold by 23andMe, Inc. On November 22, the FDA issued a warning letter to 23andMe, Inc., instructing the company to discontinue its...

2013-08-05 08:26:37

New Sector for National Consumer Advertising in Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, today launched Portraits of Health, the company's first television advertising campaign. The campaign focuses on educating consumers about how understanding their DNA can help them make more informed and proactive health decisions. The campaign will also build brand awareness for 23andMe. The campaign...

2013-03-14 17:45:11

Research suggests that complex interactions underlie the development of myopia in humans In the largest ever genome-wide association study on myopia, 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, identified 20 new genetic associations for myopia, or nearsightedness. The company also replicated two known associations in the study, which was specific to individuals of European ancestry. The study included an analysis of genetic data and survey responses from more than 50,000 23andMe...

2012-12-20 12:27:07

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe has released its third annual list of the ten most interesting and significant genetic findings in 2012 as part of the company's ongoing efforts to understand the role of genetics in personal health and human development. "It's a very exciting time in the world of genetics. Technology improvements and big datasets are making incredible advancements possible," said Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of 23andMe. "Our own researchers...

2012-12-13 08:30:20

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, today announced the availability of Ancestry Composition, a new feature that provides state-of-the-art geographic illustration of an individual's ancestral origins. Using 22 reference populations, the feature indicates what percent of a person's ancestry comes from various regions around the world. The analysis includes DNA inherited from all ancestors on both sides of the family. The results...

2012-12-04 12:24:59

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe has received grants totaling $573,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support three projects that utilize 23andMe's unique web-based research platform. These include projects to better understand the genetics of allergies; to assess accuracy of new sequencing technologies in clinical applications; and to develop tools that will take advantage of the genotypic and phenotypic information in the 23andMe database to...

2012-10-16 07:28:18

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, announces the appointment of Christine Castro as Vice President Communications, Neil Rothstein as Vice President Marketing, and Jonathan Ward as Vice President Strategic Alliances joining the company's executive leadership team. As Vice President, Communications, Chris Castro is responsible for the company's corporate communications, media relations and investor relations initiatives....

2012-10-15 11:27:59

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new theoretical study, 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, developed a mathematical model which shows that family history and genetic tests offer different strengths. The study results suggest that both family history and genetics are best used in combination to improve disease risk prediction. The full results of the study have now been published online in the journal PLOS Genetics. Family history is most useful in...

2012-07-10 06:26:48

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, a leading personal genetics company, today announced its first acquisition with the purchase of CureTogether, Inc. The addition of CureTogether provides technology and talent that will improve 23andMe's ability to gather data for research while also providing customers with engaging and meaningful interactions in 23andMe's online community. Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed. "A driving force for the acquisition...

2012-07-02 06:24:47

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, a leading personal genetics company, has announced the addition of Andy Page to its Board of Directors. "It is with great pleasure that we welcome Andy to our board," said Anne Wojcicki, CEO and co-founder of 23andMe. "Andy's strong finance and consumer background will be tremendously valuable as we grow the consumer genetic testing market." Andy Page currently serves as the President of Gilt Groupe, an online luxury shopping...