23andMe Joins Forces With San Diego’s Palomar Pomerado Health To Encourage Preventative Care

23andMe is proud to announce that, starting today, San Diego’s Palomar Pomerado Health (PPH), California’s largest public health district, will be offering our service to its members. This partnership marks the first time that a health care organization has provided our Personal Genome Service™ to members of ...

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New 23andMe Lab Searches Genome for Native American Ancestry

Every family has its legends. Maybe it's a story about how they're descended from a passenger on the Mayflower, a Confederate soldier or Charlemagne. Of all the classic American family legends, stories of a Native American ancestor are among of the most common. Many times there's a well-documented link ...

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DNA Day 2009 – It’s Almost Here!

DNA Day was created in 2003 by a congressional resolution to celebrate two important milestones in the study of genetics: the 50th anniversary of the description of the double-helix structure of DNA by James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick and the completion of the Human Genome Project. DNA Day is usually ...

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The End of a Dynasty: How Inbreeding Doomed the House of Habsburg

The Royal House of Habsburg, one of the most powerful dynasties of Medieval and Renaissance Europe, reigned over much of Europe for centuries. Beginning in the early 12th century they quickly expanded their realm through a series of strategically executed marriages, from the mountains of Switzerland to a ...

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328 Genomewide Association Studies and Counting … What Now?

In 2005 two well-known human geneticists, Francis Collins and Thomas Gelehrter, made a bet: Collins wagered that by the 2008 American Society for Human Genetics meeting, genomewide association studies would have led to the discovery of at least four “validated - not just guessed at” susceptibility variants ...

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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation May Increase Risk Of Stroke

SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may affect our bodies and health; but in most cases, more work is needed before this research can provide ...

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There’s More to Neanderthals than Meets the Eye

Over the past decade, there has been no shortage of studies focused on the relationship between Neanderthals and our own species, Homo sapiens. Researchers have dug deep into the fossil record and our genomes to uncover how closely related we are to the Neanderthals, whether we interacted with them, and even ...

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SNPwatch: Researchers Focus In On Possible Genetic Link To Myopia

SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may affect our bodies and health; but in most cases, more work is needed before this research can provide ...

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On Our Way to 10,000: 23andMe Welcomes First Members of Parkinson’s Disease Community

We've set out to build the world's largest online PD genetics community, and we're thrilled to report that more than 2,000 people have enrolled since the initiative was launched last month. Owing to tremendous support from The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center and The Michael J. Fox Foundation, their ...

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New Study Provides More Genetic Evidence for Origins of African Pygmies

Ever since European explorers first came upon the African Pygmies in the mid-19th century, they have fascinated anthropologists and other researchers.  Their short stature (they rarely grow to over 5 feet), unique languages, and distinct genetic signatures have led to much speculation on how such groups of ...

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