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23andMe demonstrates comprehensive research capabilities at annual meeting for ASHG
Date:11/5/2012

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (November 5, 2012) -- 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, is participating in five panels and presentations, as well as hosting 17 poster presentations at this year's annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) held in San Francisco, November 6 10, 2012.

"The breadth and depth of research we are presenting at ASHG is a testament to the power of our web-based research model," 23andMe co-founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki said. "From analyzing exome data to detecting a somatic mutation associated with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, our unique research model is delivering genetic discoveries that expand our understanding of human biology."

Panels and Presentations

  • 23andMe Senior Director of Research Joanna Mountain, PhD. will participate in a panel discussion on the role of direct-to-consumer genetics in research on Wednesday, November 7th.
  • 23andMe Senior Science Content Manager Shirley Wu, PhD. will participate in a panel discussion about how social media can be used to benefit research, also on Wednesday, November 7th.
  • 23andMe Principal Scientist of Statistical Genetics Nicholas Eriksson PhD. will give a platform presentation on more than 250 novel associations with human morphological traits on Thursday, November 8th.
  • 23andMe Computational Biologist Eric Durand, PhD. will give a platform presentation on fine scale population genetic structure of African Americans, also on Thursday, November 8th.

The full schedule of the company's presentations and posters is available online at www.23andMe.com/ashg2012.

Senior Medical Director for 23andMe, Dr. Uta Francke, will also be receiving the William Allan Award, which recognizes a scientist for substantial and far-reaching scientific contributions to human genetics.

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Contact: Catherine Afarian
cat@23andMe.com
408-656-8872
23andMe Inc.
Source:Eurekalert

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