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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...

2012-07-30 06:25:49

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, today announced that it has delivered its first round of 510(k) documentation to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Since its 2006 inception, 23andMe largely created the direct-to-consumer market for genetic analysis. As a leader in personal genetics, the company is now the first in the industry to announce it is working towards FDA clearance. The FDA will review the filing over the...

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...

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...

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...

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....

2012-04-20 06:23:32

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate DNA Day, Khan Academy, the world's online classroom, and 23andMe, a leading personal genetics company, are working together to promote the importance of genetics education. 23andMe's Genetics 101 and Human Prehistory 101 video series are now available on KhanAcademy.org. DNA Day commemorates the day in 1953 when James Watson, Francis Crick, and colleagues published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA....

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...

2012-04-09 02:23:05

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Barbara Walters, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Wanda Sykes and a host of celebrities are tracing their ancestry in the PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (http://www.pbs.org/findingyourroots) with the scientific help of leading personal genetics company, 23andMe. 23andMe genotyped all of the celebrities featured on Finding Your Roots and consulted with show producers to help them map the heritage and discover...

2012-02-21 08:58:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who has Parkinson's disease, has teamed up with 23andMe, a leading personal genetics company, in its Parkinson's Disease Research Initiative to enroll 10,000 individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) to participate in research. Individuals in this online community are helping to advance research in Parkinson's by completing online surveys and sharing their genetic data with researchers. 23andMe's...