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Nearly 30% of consumers who undergo direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing choose to share their reports with healthcare providers to inform conversations about their health.1,2,3 Our Healthcare Professionals community was created to help U.S. providers and their patients navigate genetics together in order to make important informed decisions about prevention, treatment and healthy living.
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At 23andMe, we believe that when consumers engage with their genetics, they are able to play a more active role in their health. We also believe the human genome holds the promise of contributing to major breakthroughs in medical research efforts. We go beyond genetic testing to engage consumers in research with the goal of accelerating therapeutic development. ~80% of our customers consent to participate in research, making 23andMe an important study partner in pioneering research.
The 23andMe Personal Genetic Service provides information and tools for individuals to learn about their DNA.
23andMe researchers and our collaborators make meaningful discoveries using genetic data and survey information.
23andMe Therapeutics strives to use human genetic data to accelerate the discovery of novel treatments.
What causes consumers to pursue DTC genetic testing? Motivations include obtaining health-related information, learning about genetic risk factors, being on the vanguard of a new technology, curiosity in genetics, contributing to research and investigating self-identity.4
For individuals interested in genetic health information, it’s important to note that the 23andMe experience is not intended to be a diagnostic tool. Our objective is not to detect disease, but to deliver genetic information in the most engaging and responsible way. Our Health Predisposition (including Genetic Health Risk), Pharmacogenetics, and Carrier Status reports* may, in certain cases, provide valuable information for clinical management.
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*The 23andMe PGS test includes health predisposition and carrier status reports. Health predisposition reports include both reports that meet US FDA requirements for genetic health risks and the 23andMe Type 2 Diabetes health predisposition report which is based on 23andMe research and has not been reviewed by the FDA. The test uses qualitative genotyping to detect select clinically relevant variants in the genomic DNA of adults from saliva for the purpose of reporting and interpreting genetic health risks and reporting carrier status. It is not intended to diagnose any disease. Your ethnicity may affect the relevance of each report and how your genetic health risk results are interpreted. Each genetic health risk report describes if a person has variants associated with a higher risk of developing a disease, but does not describe a person’s overall risk of developing the disease. The test is not intended to tell you anything about your current state of health, or to be used to make medical decisions, including whether or not you should take a medication, how much of a medication you should take, or determine any treatment. Our carrier status reports can be used to determine carrier status, but cannot determine if you have two copies of any genetic variant. These carrier reports are not intended to tell you anything about your risk for developing a disease in the future, the health of your fetus, or your newborn child’s risk of developing a particular disease later in life. For certain conditions, we provide a single report that includes information on both carrier status and genetic health risk. Warnings & Limitations: The 23andMe PGS Genetic Health Risk Report for BRCA1/BRCA2 (Selected Variants) is indicated for reporting of the 185delAG and 5382insC variants in the BRCA1 gene and the 6174delT variant in the BRCA2 gene. The report describes if a woman is at increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, and if a man is at increased risk of developing breast cancer or may be at increased risk of developing prostate cancer. The three variants included in this report are most common in people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and do not represent the majority of BRCA1/BRCA2 variants in the general population. The MUTYH-Associated Polyposis Genetic Health Risk Report is indicated for reporting the Y179C and G396D variants in the MUTYH gene and an increased risk for colorectal cancer. The two variants included in this report are most common in people of Northern European descent. These reports do not include variants in other genes linked to hereditary cancers and the absence of variants included in these reports do not rule out the presence of other genetic variants that may impact cancer risk. The PGS test is not a substitute for visits to a healthcare professional for recommended screenings or appropriate follow-up. Results should be confirmed in a clinical setting before taking any medical action. For important information and limitations regarding other genetic health risk reports and carrier status reports, visit 23andme.com/test-info/.
The 23andMe PGS test uses qualitative genotyping to detect 6 variants in 3 genes in the genomic DNA of adults from saliva for the purpose of reporting and interpreting information about the processing of certain therapeutics to inform discussions with a healthcare professional. It does not describe if a person will or will not respond to a particular therapeutic and does not describe the association between detected variants and any specific therapeutic. Results should be confirmed in a clinical setting with independent genetic testing before taking any medical action. Warning: Test information should not be used to start, stop, or change any course of treatment and does not test for all possible variants that may affect metabolism or protein function. The PGS test is not a substitute for visits to a healthcare professional. Making changes to your current regimen can lead to harmful side effects or reduced intended benefits of your medication, therefore consult with your healthcare professional before taking any medical action. For a complete list of the 6 variants tested, visit https://permalinks.23andme.com/pdf/pgt_product_info_page_21jan2020.pdf.
1. Darst BF, et al., Health Commun (2014)
2. Kaufman DJ, et al., J Genet Couns (2012)
3. van der Wouden CH, et al., Ann Intern Med (2016)
4. Turrini and Prainsack, Appl Transl Genom (2016)