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It’s a Girl

When Kelli read the message, she froze thinking that her next move would likely change her life forever. It was a note from a fellow 23andMe customer, who’d been identified as a second cousin. She had sent Kelli a message asking to share family information. The cousin — who Kelli never knew before — ...

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A Conversation Health Content Scientist Robin Smith

This is the first in 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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Photogenetics: 23andMe’s Genetics Image Contest

Another school year begins and 23andMe has your first assignment. A picture is worth a thousand words, and we think that’s plenty enough to explain key terms in genetics. So as part of our back-to-school, ah…celebration, 23andMe is having its first “Genetics Image Contest,” which is open to students ...

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Gut Check — A Short List of IBD Blogs

It might not be genetic but there appears to be a clear association between having inflammatory bowel disease and having a damn good sense of humor. IBD is a serious digestive disorder and is no laughing matter. The umbrella diagnosis includes both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and affects an ...

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Neanderthal Fade Away

Neanderthals, our ancient cousins whose DNA is still found in traces in modern humans, faded away in Europe about 10,000 years earlier than scientists once thought, according to a new study by researchers at Oxford. Using an improved method for radiocarbon dating, the researchers took samples from about ...

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More On Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Since announcing our new study on Inflammatory Bowel Disease, we’ve received questions not just about the study, but about the disease itself.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 ...

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Tools For Genetic Genealogists

This past weekend, 23andMe’s Joanna Mountain and Christine Moschella, attended the 2014 Institute for Genetic Genealogy Conference at the National 4H Center just outside Washington, DC. The conference offered a great opportunity to connect again with genetic genealogists and learn from other experts in the ...

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Science Advisor, Larry Smarr

Last week, 23andMe launched a new research initiative to study Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Along with collaborating with Pfizer on the study, 23andMe has also enlisted the help of five scientific advisors, who each bring deep expertise that will assist our scientists in analyzing data and developing ...

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An Extraordinary Turn

Jeremy Kuykendall grew up in Texas, went to college there and settled down. He has a good job, is happily married and has two daughters. His life is pretty normal. “I’m just a middle class family man,” said the 38 year-old IT worker. But the regular trajectory of Jeremy’s life took an extraordinary turn ...

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New Study To Look At The Genetics Of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

For people battling Inflammatory Bowel Disease — an umbrella diagnosis that includes serious digestive conditions such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis — it’s easy to feel isolated and alone. There currently are very few medicines to treat the condition, which affects an estimated 1.4 million ...

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