Maternal Connections

It’s no surprise that we inherit almost all of our traits from our parents, but 23andMe researchers found that more of those traits come from our mothers than our fathers. So as we near Mother’s Day we thought we’d highlight some of these findings and give you a few more reasons to thank your mom. It ...

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Some 23andMe Stories About Moms

Alice found her biological mom after decades of searching, so did Cody and PJ. We’ve heard from many customers about how 23andMe helped them find their mothers, learn more about the mothers they never knew or simply see in their own DNA some of the things their mother passed on to them. Here are a few ...

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A Conversation With 23andMe Researcher Matthew McIntyre

This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s compelling research. Matthew McIntyre got hooked on genetics during an anthropology class that introduced him to evolutionary theories about human behavior. He went on to study biological anthropology and ...

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The Power of One

23andMe’s research is unique in that it enlists the participation of  customers to power scientific breakthroughs. 23andMe can quickly gather data on a broad range of topics from a large pool of people to help make discoveries about various conditions and traits. This can often be done much faster than ...

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Searching For Her Roots

In her 30 years of searching Perline Porter had to chase down rumors, uncover lies and overcome false assumptions, but in the end she discovered the truth. “I finally know where I came from,” said Perline, a 58 year-old retired computer tech. “I found my biological father and family.” The searching — ...

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DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

It wasn’t easy, but we’ve chosen the top three entries in our first ever DNA Day student essay contest. Below are excerpts from the winners with links to the full essays. We hope this contest marks the beginning of a robust conversation about the future of genetics in medicine among those who participate ...

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Animated Genome Film Unveiled By The Smithsonian

23andMe is a big fan of the exhibit Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code, put together by the National Human Genome Research Institute’s and Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. It’s a fantastic primer on genetics, but the team has added something new that is bound to dazzle you. Today, on DNA Day, ...

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A DNA Day Quiz

It's been more than 60 years since Francis Crick and James Watson described the double helix structure of DNA. And a little over a decade since scientists first decoded the human genome. But there is still much to discover about human genetics. Find out what you can learn about your own DNA with this fun ...

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Happy DNA Day!

A national survey by 23andMe found that most Americans said that knowing their genetic information could help them manage their health. In celebration of DNA Day on April 25th, 23andMe conducted its second nationwide survey to gauge Americans’ knowledge of genetics and genetic testing. While people’s ...

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A Conversation with 23andMe’s Director of Research

This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s compelling research. Joyce Tung is the Director of Research at 23andMe. She has contributed to several of our research publications and currently leads the research team, spending a lot of time thinking ...

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