Learn About Our Lupus Research

With the start of Lupus Awareness Month, we’re offering up a snapshot of our growing lupus research community and one of the many people who has joined to make the work possible. Since we launched our Lupus Research Study we’re already more than halfway to reaching our goal of enrolling 5,000 people living ...

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Why Study the Y?

In the largest study of genetic variation within the human Y chromosome, an international team of scientists has traced back branches of the male line almost 200,000 years, revealing points in history of major population expansions that appear to correspond to eras of innovation and human migration. David ...

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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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DNA Day, Discuss Among Yourselves

It’s DNA Day, a day to reflect on just how far we’ve come in genetic science — from the discovery of the double helix structure in 1953 to decoding the human genome 50 years later. But it also offers an opportunity to look ahead at some of what the future may hold. The Precision Medicine Initiative hopes ...

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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 Testing Pre-Pregnancy

By Erynn Gordon, MS, LCGC 23andMe's Director of Clinical Development Testing in pregnancy can be a little overwhelming for prospective parents — blood tests, glucose challenge, ultrasounds, fetal nonstress tests. Many of these tests  are offered with little explanation but rather the expectation that ...

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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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