Genetics

Can a genetic test predict if you will develop type 2 diabetes?

When I got home after work I was surprised to find my husband and three children sitting by the television and watching the news. They had just learned that the direct to consumer genetic testing company 23andMe was now offering ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Testing for Alzheimer's genes forces difficult decisions

Last year, Barbara's husband thought it would be fun to learn more about their family's history, so he bought 23andMe gene-testing kits for himself, Barbara and their three daughters for Christmas.

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23andMe

23andMe is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Mountain View, California that is developing new methods and technologies that will enable consumers to understand their own genetic information. The company is named for the 23 pairs of chromosomes in a normal human cell.

The 23andMe website is currently split into four categories: Health and Traits, Ancestry, Sharing and Community, and Research. They currently test or are researching over 100 diseases, conditions, and traits.

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