Power of One Million

23andMe genotyped our one millionth customer last week. Today we celebrate one million customers: #PowerOf1Million. However, one million is more than a number. It’s a turning point. There are now one million people driving change. People are taking control of their data. People are taking ownership of ...

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Good Morning Friend

They’ve been friends since the first grade, so Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal, YouTube stars with their own daily show, decided to see if there might be some deeper explanation for their tight bond. On a recent episode of their popular show “Good Mythical Morning” the two looked at their 23andMe results ...

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Something to Chew On

When she was a kid, torture for one 23andMe customer was having to sit at the dinner table listening to her father chew his food. This was long before she knew the scientific name for what she was experiencing. She’d just grip her fork and try to fight the fury bubbling up inside as her dad finished his ...

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Don’t Know Much About History?

High school teacher Thomas Holterman wanted to show his students that some of the human story and our own family history are written in our DNA if we choose to explore it. Holterman is one of four teachers who won an award for lesson plans they developed as part of the Genetics Learning Challenge, ...

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How I Met My Father

For decades, the mystery of his birth felt paralyzing to Jonathan Hay, a well-known hip-hop producer and Santa Monica-based PR maven. That all changed late last year after connecting for the first time with his biological parents, in part because of testing with 23andMe. His story was recently featured ...

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Goodnight Son

It was a cordial conversation, but as the phone call came to an end Mike Reed wasn’t sure how to sign off and then the man on the other end of the line did it for him. “’Goodnight son,’” the man said. “I was just floored,” said Mike. The man on the other end of the phone was Dennis Fay, Mike’s ...

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A Computational Biologist And A Gentleman

Over the last few months 23andMe has assembled a virtual dream team to make up its therapeutics group. Starting with the appointment of Richard Scheller, Ph.D. as chief science officer and head of therapeutics, 23andMe has filled out the team with some top-notch talent including another luminary Robert ...

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A Fantastical Story

If it’s true that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, then Jimmy Cygler and Paul Leventhal are plenty tough. When both were infants, they were taken from their mother, Rebecca Kaufman, and raised worlds apart without knowing of the others’ existence. With the help of 23andMe, the brothers ...

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IBD Travel Tips

Sunscreen? Check. Paperback? Check. Meds? Traveling with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), the umbrella diagnosis that includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, can be complicated but it doesn’t have to be with a little planning. Before you head out on summer vacation, we’ve compiled a tip ...

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World IBD Day And Research

In less than a year’s time, 23andMe is more than halfway to its goal of enrolling 10,000 patients in its study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which will look more deeply at how genetics and environment affect the condition. As we recognize World IBD Day May 19th, we wanted to update you on our ...

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