23andMe Adds Another Important Condition to Health Communities

I saw this on 23andMe recently – 23andMe Adds Another Important Condition to Health Communities: https://blog.23andme.com/health-traits/23andme-adds-another-important-condition-to-health-communities/.

Starting today, 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service customers can access a new Health Community page, focused on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the most common form of inherited heart disease.

The new HCM Health Community page offers customers information and resources on this condition, which in most cases is caused by genetic variants that make the heart contract too much. As a result, the heart muscle becomes thickened and stiff, which can make it less efficient at pumping blood.


This community page is part of a collaboration with MyoKardia to advance research into HCM. While MyoKardia is sponsoring the page, 23andMe is responsible for its final content. 23andMe is committed to providing our customers with scientifically and medically unbiased information about health conditions. As with all 23andMe Health Community pages, the information and recommendations included are based on peer-reviewed publications which meet high standards of scientific accuracy. MyoKardia is pioneering a precision medicine approach to discover and develop new treatments for serious cardiovascular diseases, including HCM.


The new HCM Health Community page is part of a collection of common health conditions that 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service customers can access to learn more about conditions and participate in research. Launched last year, there are now 19 of these Health Community pages, which cover conditions including depression, Parkinson’s disease, migraine, insomnia, endometriosis and more.


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