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2012-02-14 08:00:00

CLEVELAND, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to study the interactions between genomics and Parkinson's disease, Cleveland Clinic has joined the ongoing efforts of 23andMe, a leading personal genetics company, to recruit Parkinson's patients to participate in research by contributing their DNA to a research database and completing online surveys about their health. Currently, little is known about how genes relate to Parkinson's disease, the effectiveness of treatments, or the...

2012-02-08 08:32:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The cast of entertainers and sports icons slated to appear at Keep Memory Alive's 16th annual Power of Love Gala on Saturday, Feb. 18, in Las Vegas keeps getting bigger every day, though only a limited number of tickets remain for the celebrity-filled fundraiser. Fans wishing to see what's happening inside this one-of-a-kind 70(th) birthday celebration for Muhammad Ali -- which will raise funds in support of the...

2012-01-04 11:13:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, a leader in personal genetics, has released its second annual list of what it thinks are the 10 most interesting and significant genetic findings in 2011, as part of an ongoing journey to understand the role of genetics in personal health and human development. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110107/NY26598LOGO ) "The genetics revolution is well underway and 2011 had some amazing developments," stated Anne Wojcicki,...

Google Co-Founder Donates $500K To Wikipedia
2011-11-19 06:06:33

A charitable foundation established by Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife, Anne Wojcicki, has given a $500,000 grant towards Wikipedia's $28.3 million annual budget, various media outlets have reported. The half-million dollar grant was given by the Brin Wojcicki Foundation, a philanthropic organization established by Brin and his wife, the co-founder of personal genomics website 23andMe. It was officially announced by the Wikimedia Foundation on Friday, Rik Myslewski of The...

2011-11-03 09:51:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, Inc., an industry leader in personal genetics, announced today that Dr. Ruben Mesa has joined its Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) research project advisory board. In just over two months since its launch, this first-of-its-kind program has already enrolled over 330 individuals with these rare blood cancers in the...

2011-10-26 00:31:39

The Scripps Research Institute, funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Will Further Investigate the SGK1 Gene — A First Step Toward Developing Possible Treatments for Parkinson´s Disease 23andMe, Inc., a leading personal genetics company, has announced the first-time discovery of the potentially protective nature of the gene serum/glucocorticoid regulated kinase 1 (SGK1) which appears to be protective against a high-risk leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) mutation for...

2011-10-25 13:39:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, Inc., a leading personal genetics company, has announced the first-time discovery of the potentially protective nature of the gene serum/glucocorticoid regulated kinase 1 (SGK1) which appears to be protective against a high-risk leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) mutation for Parkinson's disease (PD). The LRRK2 gene is recognized as a significant risk factor for Parkinson's disease. Of the approximately 1 in 10,000 people...

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...

2011-05-31 08:30:00

If met, Challenge will take total Brin Wojcicki Foundation giving to $130 million NEW YORK, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki announced a $50-million challenge spurring existing and new donors at every level to give, or increase giving, to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF). The Challenge is now in effect and will match all new or increased gifts to The Michael J. Fox Foundation on a one-to-one basis through year-end 2012....

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2011-05-31 10:25:00

An investigation into direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests found flawed and inaccurate results, with each one giving different results, and in some cases arriving at medical predictions that were no more accurate than flipping a coin, a Dutch study has found. The findings of the study will increase calls for tighter regulations around personalized genetics tests which can cost more than $800. Critics decry the tests as a waste of money that could mislead people about their future health,...