The New 23andMe Experience

23andMe offers a look into what your genes say about you, and this week the first wave of our customers will begin getting that glimpse through our new experience. The new experience offers multiple ways to understand what your genes say about you, whether you want to look at your ancestry, the traits you ...

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23andMe Research and Insight on the Go

23andMe’s new mobile application is changing how genetic research is done. The new app offers unique access into the world of genetic research all through your smartphone. By engaging in the simple surveys you have the chance to contribute to scientific research while also gaining insight into the ...

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Good News for Coffee Drinkers

A morning cup of coffee is it’s own reward, but a new study by researchers sweetens the deal a bit concluding that drinking more coffee — even decaffeinated coffee — is associated with a longer life. The study by researchers at Harvard looked at mortality in a group of more than 200,000 nurses and doctors ...

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What’s New In Parkinson’s Research

From implanting cells into the brain to prevent the loss of dopamine producing nerve cells, to placing light sensitive channels in nerve cells to better treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, researchers are pushing into new realms in the fight against the disease. At the ninth annual Michael J. Fox ...

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Hidden in Plain Sight

Many adoptees talk about walking through a crowd, looking at the faces of strangers and wondering if they are brushing shoulders with one of their parents or a brother or sister. Carole Huber, an adoptee, was no different. That urge to learn more about her biological parents, about her story, never ...

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New Developments in Parkinson’s Diagnosis and Treatment

In two recent reports , Parkinson’s researchers describe findings that may lead to new ways of detecting early signs of the disease and a potential new treatment. In the first case, researchers in Scotland are looking at the possibility that even before a patient begins to have obvious symptoms of the ...

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Science’s Rock Stars

Seth McFarlane brought the humor, Pharrell Williams the glam, and this year’s winners of the Breakthrough Prize brought the wonder of science. At a glitzy awards ceremony broadcast live from Silicon Valley Sunday night on the National Geographic Channel, the winners were singled out for their ...

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The High Notes

By looking at data on when boys’ voices first broke as a way to time the onset of puberty, researchers at the University of Cambridge have completed a first-of-its-kind genetic study and found that for both boys and girls puberty is influenced by many of the same genetic variants. “Our study shows that ...

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Who I Am

Not everyone who tries 23andMe has the same sort of reaction to his or her results as Barbara Weir. “It’s mind boggling,” said the 87 year-old who lives in San Diego. “Next to marrying my husband and having my children it’s the most exciting thing in my life. It explains so much about me — who and what I ...

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A Fresh Take on Genetics for Freshmen

To teach his students a powerful lesson in genetics, Bryant McAllister, an associate professor of biology at the University of Iowa, poses a simple question. “Who are you?” Dr. McAllister asks. The answer, and the genetic tools to explore it, offer an opportunity for students to learn, not just about ...

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