Author: 23andMe

Using 23andMe To Solve A Family Mystery

Jordan Carroll turned to 23andMe to help him solve a family mystery. Like many African Americans, Jordan Carroll was intrigued by the stories passed down through generations that spoke of a white ancestor in his family dating back four generations, a man on his mother’s side. But unlike many other African ...

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23andMe’s Science Book For Kids

In the New Year 23andMe will be giving out a gift for kids and promoting literacy at the same time. We are delivering 500 copies of our illustrated board book You Share Genes With Me to Books for Kids. Books for Kids in a non-profit organization based in New York city. Its mission is to promote literacy ...

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A Gut Bug, Genetics and Treating Serious Stomach Diseases

By Bertram Koelsch Do you know the bacteria H. pylori? Well, H. pylori may already know you. H. pylori can be found in the stomach of 30-40 percent of people in the US and 70 percent or more of people in developing regions. Indeed, humans have a long-standing and intimate relationship with these ...

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What Patients Say Works for Eczema

For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. By Alex Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether People living with Eczema have reported that some of the most effective treatments for their skin include medications like Clobetisol, Trimacinolone, Elocon, and ...

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What Patients Say Works for Crohn’s Disease

For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. By Alex Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether For Crohn’s Disease, medical interventions seem to be surprisingly effective. This is in contrast to some of our other patient-reported treatment infographics, in which ...

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23andMe Statement Regarding FDA Warning Letter

We have received the warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration. We recognize that we have not met the FDA’s expectations regarding timeline and communication regarding our submission. Our relationship with the FDA is extremely important to us and we are committed to fully engaging with them to ...

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The DNA of Thanksgiving

You learned to like the foods you grew up with, but did you know that genetics also play a role in your food preferences? In addition to influencing your sensitivity to bitter and sweet flavors, genetics also affect brain chemistry and therefore how you respond to tastes or other sensory cues. This ...

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23andMovember

Maybe you’re planning to sport a Tom Selleck, or the tricky Rollie Fingers’ style, or you’re going Wild West with a bushy Wyatt Earp, but can you doublehelix? It’s “No Shave November,” also known as Movember, a time where many a man gives their razors a rest and grow a moustache to raise awareness for ...

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What Patients Say Works For IBS

For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. By Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether The pain, cramping, and discomfort of Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be distracting and embarrassing. CureTogether, a free resource owned by 23andMe, asked 5,381 ...

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In the Nick of Time

Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who received their health information prior to November 22, 2013 will still be able to see their health reports, but those who purchased after that time will only have ...

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