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2011-08-18 17:04:01

Novel Research Paradigm Further Validated with Over 180 Known Genetic Associations Listed by the National Human Genome Research Institute's Replicated Using Self-Reported Medical Data 23andMe, Inc., a leading personal genetics company has replicated over 180 genetic associations from a list of associations curated by the National Human Genome Research Institute's Office of Population Genomics ("GWAS Catalog") demonstrating that self-reported medical data is effective and reliable to validate...

2011-01-12 18:30:20

Leading personal genomics company reviews last year's genetic milestones on the journey to understanding the role of genetics in personal health, human development and ancestry 23andMe has released its first annual list of what it felt to be the 10 most interesting and significant genetic findings in 2010, as part of an ongoing journey to understand the role of genetics in personal health and human development. "Our understanding of the human genome is accelerating at a phenomenal rate,"...

2011-01-07 09:50:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, a leading personal genomics company, today announced the addition of approximately $9 million to its Series C Financing to bring the total raised in the round to approximately $31 million. 23andMe first announced its Series C Financing in November 2010. With this closing, MPM Capital joins Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation as new investors and MPM Capital Managing Director Ashley Ledbetter Dombkowski, PhD is joining...

2010-11-09 08:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, Inc., a leading personal genetics company, announced today the closing of its Series C financing. The company raised a total of more than $22 million of funding from a new investor, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, and current investors -- including New Enterprise Associates and Google Ventures. "We believe this round of financing will help us achieve our goal of dramatically accelerating the pace of research and...

2010-06-25 15:30:47

23andMe, Inc., a leading personal genetics company, announced today that it has published the first data to come out of its novel participant-driven research program. The results, available online in the journal PLoS Genetics, replicate several known genetic associations, validating 23andMe's methodology and ushering in an era of more efficient genetic research. "This paper announces and validates a revolutionary way of conducting scientific research," said Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe President...

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2010-05-20 07:15:00

Lawmakers said on Wednesday that a House of Representatives committee is investigating personal genetic testing kits after one company attempted to sell its test through retailers.  The House Energy and Commerce Committee asked 23andMe Inc. Navigenics Inc. and Pathway Genomics Corp. to provide information including details on the tests' accuracy and how the companies analyze results. The lawmakers said in a statement that there was "concern from the scientific community regarding the...

2009-10-13 10:05:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, Inc., an industry leader in personal genetics, conducted the genetic analysis of both former and current NFL players, as well as scientific controls, to investigate how genes impact athletic performance. Over 100 players were recruited for the study, the largest genetic examination ever conducted on professional American athletes. It was performed as a result of discussions with senior writer Shaun Assael of ESPN The Magazine and...

2009-03-31 12:54:00

Pregnancy Tracking Tools Bring Women Together To Share and Learn From Each Other MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, Inc., an industry leader in personal genetics, announced today that it has launched a free pregnancy community and research initiative with the goal of connecting women together and making research discoveries that can lead to healthier and more enjoyable pregnancies for all women. Moms of all ages are welcome to participate in the community. Pregnancy is...

2009-03-12 06:58:00

Personal Genetics Company to Assemble Online Community of 10,000 Individuals with PD To Drive New Online Research Platform MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, Inc., an industry leader in personal genetics, announced today that it has launched a Parkinson's disease initiative in collaboration with The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center ("PI") and The Michael J. Fox Foundation ("MJFF"). The first-of-its-kind program will focus on enrolling 10,000 individuals with...


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