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2009-10-26 15:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing: Business Prospects in the United States http://www.reportlinker.com/p0156564/Reportlinker-Adds-Direct-To-Consumer-Genetic-Testing-Business-Prospects-in-the-United-States.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire The current marketplace for direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing...

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...

2009-10-12 14:15:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arthur D. Levinson, a member of both Google and Apple's boards, acted correctly in resigning from Google's board, Consumer Watchdog said today. "We're pleased that Arthur Levinson finally realized that serving on both Google's and Apple's boards was untenable," said John M. Simpson, consumer advocate with Consumer Watchdog. "It took too long, but he finally did the right thing."' The nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy group had...

2009-08-03 14:36:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Genentech Board Chairman Arthur D. Levinson should quit as a director of either Internet giant Google or Apple to avoid antitrust violations, Consumer Watchdog said today, following the resignation of Eric Schmidt from the Apple board. The call from the nonprofit, nonpartisan consumer group came after the announcement that Google Chairman and Chief Executive Eric Schmidt, who held the same dual role, was stepping down from Apple's...

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2009-07-15 13:40:00

Genetic testing is being brought to the masses by a young U.S. start-up business full of medical research veterans, with an affordable, comprehensive DNA service for the public. Pathway Genomics entered a growing direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing market with its own laboratory just south of San Diego, California. The laboratory has certification from state and federal agencies. Genomics promises to bring the most extensive DNA analysis for just $250. "Our goal is to keep a low cost...

2009-06-05 09:03:43

 With just $399 and a bit of saliva in a cup, consumers can learn about their genetic risk for diseases from breast cancer to diabetes. Now, thanks to social networking sites set up by personal genomics companies, they can also share that information with family, friends and even strangers on the Internet.Bonding over a similar genetic background sounds relatively harmless. But according to bioethicists from the Stanford University School of Medicine, sharing genetic information online...

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...

2009-03-15 14:28:48

The forces behind Google say they're joining with two U.S. charities to find 10,000 participants for Parkinson's research. Google co-founder Sergey Brin and 23andMe, co-founded by his wife Ann Wojcocki, have teamed with the Parkinson's Institute of California, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation of New York to try to find a cure for the ailment that affects 4 million people worldwide, Health News reported Sunday. The two charities are letting 23andMe, a genome company, invite their members to...

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...

2009-03-12 05:00:00

Limited-time special offer will make 23andMe personal genetics service available to people with PD for $25 instead of standard $399 NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, together with personal genetics company 23andMe of Mountain View, California, and The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center of Sunnyvale, California, announced a call for 10,000 people with Parkinson's disease to join an ambitious new research community. The...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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