Navigation Links
23andMe Announces Breast Cancer Initiative
Date:10/2/2008

Personal Genetics Leader to Focus on Building DNA-based Community For Women Impacted by Breast Cancer

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, Inc., the industry leader in personal genetics, today announced that it is embarking on a world-wide effort to assemble the largest cohort of women whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer and to build an infrastructure, based on genetics, that will accelerate consumer-based research of the disease.

In honor of the 23rd anniversary of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, co-founders Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki told science and business leaders at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Conference that the company will seek to reach out to, and build a community around, women who have encountered breast cancer, thereby increasing the scientific understanding of the inherited aspects of a disease that affects 200,000 newly diagnosed individuals per year.

In recent years, the scientific community has effectively utilized genetic testing to direct and dramatically improve breast cancer treatment. "Great strides have been made in targeting treatment for breast cancer," said Linda Avey. "We'd like to build on this progress, and we believe that by creating a web-based forum that enables women to share their experiences, the entire community could benefit and more personalized treatments may ultimately be an outcome."

Women who sign up for 23andMe's genetic testing service can opt-in to take surveys that help drive genome-wide association studies. Genetic profiles combined with medical and family history contribute greatly to research efforts and help researchers understand causes around disease and treatment. The company will be creating a specific breast cancer network within 23andWe, the research division of 23andMe. There, women whose lives have been touched by breast cancer can come together, build a community, share knowledge and offer advice.

"Women who have been r
'/>"/>

SOURCE 23andMe
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Dendreon Announces Publication of Phase 1 Study Highlighting Immunologic and Clinical Activity of Lapuleucel-T (Neuvenge(R)) in Advanced Breast Cancer Patients
2. YM BIOSCIENCES ANNOUNCES COMPLIANCE WITH AIM RULE 26
3. Emisphere Technologies, Inc. Announces Pricing of Registered Direct Offering
4. BioLife Solutions Announces Exclusive CryoStor(TM) Supply Agreement With the New England Cryogenic Center, Inc.
5. Carrington Announces Nasdaq Communication; Prepares for Shares to Be Quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board and Pink Sheets
6. China Kangtai Cactus Biotech Files 2nd Quarter 2007 10QSB and Announces Unaudited Quarterly Results
7. Cephalon Announces Positive Results from a Pivotal Study of FENTORA in Opioid-tolerant Patients with Non-cancer Breakthrough Pain
8. Advanced Life Sciences Announces Receipt of Nasdaq Staff Letter
9. ADVENTRX Announces Fast Track Designation Granted By the FDA For CoFactor For the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
10. Angiotech announces additional diameters of sutures to further expand its Quill(TM) SRS PDO product line
11. CNS Response Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2007 Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/26/2015)... 26, 2015 The healthcare landscape is rapidly and ... & Sullivan will host its 20 th Anniversary ... March 8 to 10, at the Hilton San Diego Resort ... This event is a platform for global medical ... industry disruptions and how to succeed in an uncertain future. ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... February 26, 2015 The Pittcon ... at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in ... as of February 19, 2015) displaying products and ... academic, and government labs. The Exposition will offer ... not limited to, analytical chemistry; drug discovery; nanotechnology; ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... Innovation is more urgent than ever. Radical ... the world and transforming global markets in industry ... health care, disruption is constantly underway. , As ... shake the foundations of established business models, large-scale ... survive the next wave of mega-change. , This ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... February 26, 2015 According to a ... Biotechnology Market For Transgenic Crops (Corn, Soybean, Cotton and ... Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – ... 15,300 million in 2012 and is expected to reach ... of 9.5% from 2013 to 2019. , Demand ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Embrace the Future of Medical Technologies with Frost & Sullivan 2Embrace the Future of Medical Technologies with Frost & Sullivan 3Pittcon 2015 Announces Exposition Highlights 2One Million Acts of Innovation Canada Creates Partnership with The Economist Events’ Innovation Forum 2Global Agricultural Biotechnology Market is Expected to Reach USD 28,694.1 Million in 2019 : Transparency Market Research 2Global Agricultural Biotechnology Market is Expected to Reach USD 28,694.1 Million in 2019 : Transparency Market Research 3
... Corporation, a leading,developer of targeted, systemic RNA interference ... the final tranche of its Series B,financing. Astellas ... investor, Lilly Ventures, also participating. The addition ... to $21.4 million. Intradigm will,use Series B ...
... Calif., Jan. 7 Abaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... point-of-care blood analysis instruments for both the medical ... entered into a license agreement for co-exclusive worldwide ... in the professional marketplace for certain technologies pertaining ...
... News briefs concerning economic,and business growth in the Tampa Bay ... Draper Labs Acquires Manufacturing Site in Tampa Bay , ... a 41,000-square-foot building,in St. Petersburg recently where it plans to ... 16th St. N., should be completed,in March 2009. The ...
Cached Biology Technology:Intradigm Closes Final Tranche of $21.4 Million Series B Financing 2Intradigm Closes Final Tranche of $21.4 Million Series B Financing 3ABAXIS Announces Worldwide Animal Health Licensing Agreement for Rapid Test Technology 2ABAXIS Announces Worldwide Animal Health Licensing Agreement for Rapid Test Technology 3Highlights of Economic and Business Growth in the Tampa Bay Region (News Briefs) 2Highlights of Economic and Business Growth in the Tampa Bay Region (News Briefs) 3Highlights of Economic and Business Growth in the Tampa Bay Region (News Briefs) 4
(Date:2/9/2015)...  Lintec of America recently announced an exclusive license ... macrostructures, including sheets, yarns and ribbons, developed at the ... the vast industrial resources of the global Lintec Group, ... of America is forming the Nano-Science and Technology Center ... on scaling up the manufacturing and commercialization of nano ...
(Date:2/5/2015)... 2015  Marken is starting its 35 th ... a new marketing campaign to solidify its place as ... campaign focuses on First as a primary ... The first headline in the series, ... its client,s priorities. Marken recognizes the need to protect ...
(Date:2/5/2015)... OXFORD, Conn. , Jan. 26, 2015 NXT-ID, ... or the "Company"), a biometric authentication company focused on ... a new corporate website ( http://www.nxt-id.com/ ) as part ... Wocket™ smart wallet. The Company launched its new consumer ... Gino Pereira , CEO of NXT-ID said, "Our ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Lintec announces exclusive license to commercialize innovative carbon nanotube technology from the University of Texas at Dallas 2Lintec announces exclusive license to commercialize innovative carbon nanotube technology from the University of Texas at Dallas 3Lintec announces exclusive license to commercialize innovative carbon nanotube technology from the University of Texas at Dallas 4Marken Launches New Patient-Centric Campaign 2NXT-ID, Inc. Launches New Corporate Website As Part Of Ongoing 2015 Branding Initiatives For Wocket Smart Wallet 2NXT-ID, Inc. Launches New Corporate Website As Part Of Ongoing 2015 Branding Initiatives For Wocket Smart Wallet 3
... Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the largest ever ... research projects - using computer simulations to perform virtual ... impractical in the natural world. Utilizing two world-leading supercomputers ... laptops, the research could, for example, help speed the ...
... Although REDD will probably not be officially accepted ... are already under way in the tropical region. ... will combine lower resolution but full area coverage optical ... high resolution satellite data and ground data. The very ...
... epidemic and on the rise in young adults. Using ... Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center will offer ... study, one of seven clinical trials to be funded ... Lung, and Blood Institute. NIH,s Early Adult Reduction ...
Cached Biology News:Could 135,000 laptops help solve the energy challenge? 2Could 135,000 laptops help solve the energy challenge? 3Could 135,000 laptops help solve the energy challenge? 4Pitt researcher receives NIH funding for technology-enhanced weight-loss program 2Pitt researcher receives NIH funding for technology-enhanced weight-loss program 3
... Coon's Modification of Ham's F-12 was developed ... by viral fusion. The modification consists of ... including ascorbic acid. The salt concentrations have ... 0.863 mg zinc sulfate per liter, which ...
... solution is an isotonic, balanced salt solution. It ... permits the storage of whole blood at refrigerator ... equal volume of blood is collected into a ... mixed. The solution is placed in a refrigerator ...
... RNA OligoMix or individual RNA sequences from ... for custom small RNAs from LC Sciences. These ... up to millions) of DESIGNED sequences delivered in ... microtubes, each containing a single verified RNA sequence. ...
... Shimadzus GCMS-QP2010s Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer, ... of the GCMS-QP2010 Plus, offers high ... with an excellent performance-to-cost ratio. Like ... patented constant linear velocity for optimum ...
Biology Products: