Searching For Her Roots

In her 30 years of searching Perline Porter had to chase down rumors, uncover lies and overcome false assumptions, but in the end she discovered the truth. “I finally know where I came from,” said Perline, a 58 year-old retired computer tech. “I found my biological father and family.” The searching — ...

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DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

It wasn’t easy, but we’ve chosen the top three entries in our first ever DNA Day student essay contest. Below are excerpts from the winners with links to the full essays. We hope this contest marks the beginning of a robust conversation about the future of genetics in medicine among those who participate ...

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Animated Genome Film Unveiled By The Smithsonian

23andMe is a big fan of the exhibit Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code, put together by the National Human Genome Research Institute’s and Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. It’s a fantastic primer on genetics, but the team has added something new that is bound to dazzle you. Today, on DNA Day, ...

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A DNA Day Quiz

It's been more than 60 years since Francis Crick and James Watson described the double helix structure of DNA. And a little over a decade since scientists first decoded the human genome. But there is still much to discover about human genetics. Find out what you can learn about your own DNA with this fun ...

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Happy DNA Day!

A national survey by 23andMe found that most Americans said that knowing their genetic information could help them manage their health. In celebration of DNA Day on April 25th, 23andMe conducted its second nationwide survey to gauge Americans’ knowledge of genetics and genetic testing. While people’s ...

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A Conversation with 23andMe’s Director of Research

This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s compelling research. Joyce Tung is the Director of Research at 23andMe. She has contributed to several of our research publications and currently leads the research team, spending a lot of time thinking ...

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A Conversation With 23andMe Researcher Nick Furlotte

This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s compelling research. Nick Furlotte, a Statistical Geneticist, previously worked on complex statistical problems in genetics.  Here at 23andMe, Nick applies those same skills to human genetics to more ...

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We’re Cousins!

In honor of both Easter and Passover, we want to share Debra's 23andMe story. A Christian, Debra didn’t just read the Bible, she began to immerse herself in the Torah, the first five books of Hebrew Scriptures that are also part of the Old Testament. In looking into her own family history she didn’t have ...

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23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki On The Future of Genetics

If you weren't in Austin for the South-by-Southwest conference, here's video of Anne's keynote speech on the future of genetics. ...

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A Primer on What’s In Your Genes?

Writing clearly about something complicated like genetics isn’t easy, and doing it with a little humor is harder still. But that’s just what the author and illustrator Katie McKissick, does consistently in her neat little book called “What’s in Your Genes?” Known by her nom de plume, Beatrice the ...

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