Category: 23andMe Research

The Genetics of Twinning

An international team of scientists has identified two genetic variants that influence the odds of a mother having natural fraternal, non-identical, twins. The findings also offer more insight into female fertility and ovarian function as one of the variants is near a gene called FSHB that plays a role ...

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Everyday Hero

There are many faces of Parkinson’s, Claudia’s just happens to be smiling most of the time. “I’m an optimistic person,” said the mother of two teenage boys who lives with her family in Illinois. She’s also one of the 11,000 people with the disease that make up 23andMe’s Parkinson’s Research Community — ...

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Genetics And Well Being

In one of the largest-ever genome wide association study for behavioral traits, researchers have found three genetic variants associated with a person’s sense of well-being. The study published this week in the journal Nature Genetics, also looked at genetic associations with depression and what is called ...

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A Conversation with 23andMe’s Kasia Bryc

This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to some of 23andMe’s scientists behind 23andMe’s research. Senior Scientist and Population Geneticist Kasia Bryc is originally from Lublin, Poland, but grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. As an undergraduate Kasia studied mathematics and ...

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Genetic Superheroes?

Perhaps you or someone you know is a genetic superhero and simply doesn’t know it yet. A new paper by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Department of Genetics and Genomics, found more than a dozen individuals who based on their genetics should have developed one of eight severe ...

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23andMe Scientists Improving Diversity in Genetic Research

The National Institutes of Health has funded a promising new study by scientists here at 23andMe that could help alleviate some of the existing disparities in genetics research between  people of European and non-European ancestry. Some estimates show that more than 90 percent of the research into the ...

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

To mark Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we’re taking a moment to look at some of the accomplishments 23andMe has made in the study of the disease in a relatively short time. First launched in 2009, 23andMe’s Parkinson’s Research Community is now the world’s largest cohort of genotyped Parkinson’s patients. ...

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A Conversation with Population Geneticist David Poznik

This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to some of 23andMe’s scientists. Population geneticist David Poznik came to 23andMe after working in Carlos Bustamante’s lab at Stanford University. Originally from Massachusetts, David earned an undergraduate degree in Biophysics at ...

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A Conversation with 23andMe’s Ivan Jurić

This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to some of the scientists at 23andMe. Ivan Jurić studied molecular biology at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and went on to get his PhD in ecology and evolution at the University of Tennessee. He did his postdoctoral work in the ...

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Mobile Research at 23andMe

23andMe announced this week that it would add access to genetic information to ResearchKit, an open source framework introduced by Apple that allows researchers and developers to create powerful apps for medical research. As an update to their existing studies, scientists at Mount Sinai and Stanford will ...

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