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SNPwatch: The Genetics of Adolescent Growth Spurts

By Alison Chubb We've all known teenagers who grow several inches in a year, and then start bumping into people and furniture as they figure out what to do with their big feet and long arms. The growth spurt that happens during adolescence can account for up to 20 percent of one's final height, and we know ...

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What Patients Say Works for Fibromyalgia

For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. By Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether In a surprising finding, patients who live with the painful disorder fibromyalgia have reported that commonly prescribed drugs for this condition actually make their ...

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Mito Mightily Disappoints Autism Researchers

By Amick B. Research shows a strong genetic basis for autism, but for years scientists have been unable to pinpoint the specific genetic variants associated with the condition, which may affect as many as one in 88 children in the United States. For some time now researchers have speculated that ...

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A Song Draws Focus on Osteosarcoma Research

By Bertram K. Two days after his death in May, Zach Sobiech’s song “Clouds” became the number one download on iTunes and now has surpassed seven million views on YouTube. In it, Zach sings about his fight with cancer and bids farewell to family and friends. While I feel heavy-hearted listening to ...

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What Patients Say Works Best for Acne

For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this graphic, click here. By Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether Some of the most effective treatments for acne are not necessarily drugs, according to a new study by CureTogether, a free resource owned by 23andMe that allows people ...

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Genetics, Microbes and Celiac Disease

Editor's note: This post has been altered to reflect 23andMe's new product offering. By Amick B. Like other autoimmune diseases, celiac disease has a strong genetic component, but new research shows that environmental factors, including an exposure to a variety of microbes in our water and in dust, may ...

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A Milestone in the Fight Against MPNs Marks a Moment to Reflect

Ashley Gould, 23andMe's Vice President Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer We recently topped our goal of enrolling 1,000 people with a group of rare blood disorders known as myeloproliferative neoplasms, or MPNs. As a testament to the passion of the people who’ve enrolled in our MPN Research ...

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