23andMe and MyHeritage Collaboration

This week 23andMe and MyHeritage announced a new collaboration that will give our customers more tools for learning about their family history and heritage. The effort will give 23andMe customers access to an improved family tree building experience, as well as MyHeritage’s library of more than 5.5 ...

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23andMe’s Research At ASHG 2014

Geneticists from all over the world have converged in San Diego this week as part of the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting. A team of scientists from 23andMe joined the thousands of geneticists in attendances to present some of our own research. Below are links to some of the posters ...

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Invisible History

In her wonderful book, “The Invisible History of the Human Race,” writer and journalist Christine Kenneally conveys how your life is part of a thread of life that extends both backward and forward in time. “We live in a temporal envelope,” Kenneally writes. “For most of us the horizon extends forward maybe ...

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Ten percent inspiration, ninety percent perspiration (and sixty percent genetics)

By Robin Smith In his 2008 bestseller Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell argued anecdotally that when it came to success, intelligence isn't everything. A study published this month in the journal PNAS found just that – by looking at the heritability of academic performance of teenagers on set of British ...

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A Conversation with Health Content Scientist Robert Borkowski

This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s content curation team. This team of 23andMe scientists has the unique job of determining which genetic associations will be reported to customers. Their rigorous process of combing through scientific ...

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The Most Exciting Time in Science

There are grand visions about what genetic discoveries will be made in the distant future, but what about in the next five years. That was the question Dr. Eric Green, the director of the National Genome Research Institute, asked of 23andMe's CEO and co-founder Anne Wojcicki. Anne recently participated ...

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A Conversation with Health Product Scientists Bertram Koelsch

This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s content curation team. This team of 23andMe scientists has the unique job of determining which genetic associations will be reported to customers. Their rigorous process of combing through scientific ...

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Not Everyone is Expected to Stay

A few weeks ago Vox did a piece about a 23andMe customer, who at 50 found his biological sister and his mother using the service. He’d been adopted. His sister never knew her mother had had a son that she put up for adoption. Their initial meeting was joyous, which we wrote about, but in the ensuing years ...

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Pfizer’s Director of Precision Medicine, Dr. Kenneth Eugene Hung

This summer 23andMe launched a new research initiative to study Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 23andMe has the good fortune to be collaborating with Pfizer on this study. Pfizer brings a wealth of experience and a great team of scientists to help in this work. Among those is Pfizer’s director of precision ...

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All In The Family

By A.J. Jacobs I’d always wanted a big family. A few years ago, I got a huge one. After receiving my results back from 23andMe, I discovered I had more than a thousand genetic cousins in their database. This prompted the question: What could I do with all these new relatives? My answer: Maybe it’d be ...

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