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23andMe Applies For FDA Approval
2012-08-01 05:45:05

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 23andMe, a company focused on personal genetics, recently took the first step in working towards Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance; the FDA plans to review the paperwork over the next few months. Previously, the Silicon Valley company refrained from government regulation, claiming that the service provided consumers with information rather than a medical service. CBS News reported that 23andMe submitted the first...

Bra Size Linked To Breast Cancer Risk
2012-07-08 08:08:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The same gene that can determine a woman's breast size could also be linked to her odds of developing breast cancer, with larger cup-sizes more likely to develop tumors, according to the results of a new study California-based personal genomics and biotechnology company 23andMe. The firm reported that they were able to identify "seven single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) significantly associated with breast size, including three...

Focus Groups Share Thoughts on Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Tests
2012-05-11 06:06:14

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Researchers at Loyola University Chicago´s Stritch School of Medicine have found that patients see both benefits and risks from direct-to-consumer genetic tests. Dr. Katherine Wasson, a specialist on the ethics of direct-to-consumer genetic tests, and colleagues conducted the experiment. The study, published in the American Journal of Bioethics Primary Research, showed that the patients were concerned about the end game of the genetic test results....

2012-04-09 09:41:52

Largest Genome-Wide Association Study to Date on Hypothyroidism Conducted Includes Genetic Associations Common to Autoimmune Diseases Using its unique online research platform, 23andMe, a leading personal genetics company, has found five significant genetic associations for hypothyroidism in the largest known genome-wide association study of hypothyroidism conducted to date. The details of the study are now available online in the journal PLoS ONE. “With nearly 90 percent of our...


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