Author: 23andMe

Happy Halloween

Little did we know that on top of a MA in computer science from Stanford and a PhD in Biostatistics from Harvard, 23andMe computational biologist Fah Sathirapongsasuti also has an< MPC (Masters in Pumpkin Carving). ...

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Last Call

If you’re feeling particularly creative, you still have a few more days to submit entries in 23andMe’s first “Genetics Image Contest.” Get your entries in before Monday night and get a chance to have your image showcased in the Genetics Gallery at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, ...

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People Powered IBD Research

Over the summer 23andMe launched a new research initiative in collaboration with Pfizer to study Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Eligible Individuals 1. You have been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis by a qualified physician. 2. Your willingness to submit a saliva sample for DNA testing and ...

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Dem Bones

Svante Pääbo and his team in Leipzig are up to it again, sequencing a 45,000 year-old leg bone found on a riverban in Siberia and revealing more detail about interbreeding between modern humans and our early human cousins, the Neanderthals. No stranger to extracting ancient DNA, Pääbo, the director of ...

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A Conversation with Health Content Scientist Alison Chubb

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 researching, evaluating, and developing the health-related information that is reported to customers. Their rigorous process of ...

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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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