A New Kind of Family Portrait

It’s that time of year when family photos start arriving on holiday cards from relatives across the country. Why don’t you do something different this year and create a new kind of family portrait? Make an image that illustrates the traits and ancestry you share with your family that are revealed in your ...

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Putting It Together

Liz Kellner loves puzzles, but piecing together the hardest one of her life required a little help from 23andMe. “This was the first time I was one of the pieces,” said the 48 year-old entrepreneurship specialist. Abandoned as an infant, Liz said her origins were always a mystery to her. She’d been ...

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Auschwitz Survivor Finding Family

We’ve heard some incredible stories from 23andMe’s customers, but Menachem Bodner’s brought us to the edge of our seats. A Holocaust survivor, Menachem has been searching for his twin brother, ever since the two were separated in Auschwitz when they both were only four. Although his search is not yet ...

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And Winners Are…

With so many great entries, it wasn’t easy, but we’ve picked the winners in 23andMe’s first ever “Genetics Image Contest." We had a lot of creative depictions of DNA, chromosomes, genes, and genetic concepts like heredity and inheritance. We narrowed the winners to three. In no particular order here they ...

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Highlights on New Parkinson’s Research

At an annual conference last month sponsored by the Michael J. Fox Foundation, scientists, academics and business representatives gathered in New York City to explore some of the latest and most promising research on Parkinson’s disease that’s being supported by the foundation. 23andMe’s Paul Cannon, who ...

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Mr. Double Helix

We’re fortunate here at 23andMe to get some interesting visitors, but last week was especially exciting for us when James Watson — yes that Watson — dropped in to say “Hi.” Co-discoverer of the double helix structure of DNA, Watson came to learn a little bit more about 23andMe’s future plans, our research ...

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Empower The People

Over the last month, Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe’s CEO and co-founder, has been plenty busy spreading the word about the power of genetics to transform health care and empower people. Anne has spoken at events as varied as Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women conference to a discussion at the Smithsonian’s ...

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The Traveling Genome

Last year, on the sixtieth anniversary of Crick and Watson’s discovery of the double helix structure of DNA, the Smithsonian opened an exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History called Genome: Unlocking Life's Code. The popular exhibit is now hitting the road, showing first in San Diego, at the ...

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Happy Halloween

Little did we know that on top of a MA in computer science from Stanford and a PhD in Biostatistics from Harvard, 23andMe computational biologist Fah Sathirapongsasuti also has an< MPC (Masters in Pumpkin Carving). ...

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Last Call

If you’re feeling particularly creative, you still have a few more days to submit entries in 23andMe’s first “Genetics Image Contest.” Get your entries in before Monday night and get a chance to have your image showcased in the Genetics Gallery at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, ...

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