Category: 23andMe Research

New Parkinson’s Findings Published

A large new study spearheaded by researchers with the National Institute on Aging that involved scientists from more than 50 different institutions worldwide — including 23andMe — has found new genetic risks for Parkinson’s disease. Published in this week’s Nature Genetics, the study is significant for ...

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Birds of Feather

Adding more credence to the saying that “birds of a feather flock together” a new study published this week found that friends are as genetically similar as fourth cousins. The findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by researchers at U.C. San Diego and Yale found that friends are ...

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Where In the Kale?

There are red states and blue states in the United States, but there are also leafy green states and red meat states, according to 23andMe survey data. We’ve previously written about how traits vary by state, but one of our researchers, Emma Pierson, decided to look a little deeper at those ...

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Thanks Dad

If your eyes are brown, or you can wiggle your ears, or you love black licorice, it’s likely you should be thanking your dad. As we near Father’s Day 23andMe wanted to take a look specifically at fathers, and the traits they are likely to have in common with their children. While we shouldn’t be ...

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Research Redux

Over the last couple of months we've featured a few short question and answer sessions with some of research team scientists. We're taking a moment to revisit those posts one more time. Joyce Tung Joanna Mountain David Hinds Arnab Chowdry Eric Durand Nick Furlotte  Chao Tian Meghan ...

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A Conversation With 23andMe’s Eric Durand

This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s compelling research. Eric Durand has been instrumental in developing several ancestry features at 23andMe including tools that allow customers to see their Neanderthal percentage and to use to see what ...

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A Conversation With 23andMe’s Arnab Chowdry

This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s compelling research. In his previous scientific life, Arnab Chowdry received a  SmileTrain grant for his work with Dr. Simeon Boyadjiev at the Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital to determine the ...

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Debate Around Informing Research Participants

This post comes to us from our friends at the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which has worked with us through our Parkinson’s Research Community. There are many different points of view on whether to inform research participants. For 23andMe our approach has always been to give customers and research participants ...

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A Conversation with 23andMe Principal Scientist David Hinds

This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s compelling research. David Hinds spent nine years at Perlegen Sciences, where he was the lead analyst for Perlegen's genome-wide polymorphism discovery projects. He brings more than 15 years of experience ...

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23andMe Scientists Improve Methods For Finding Relatives

Two 23andMe scientists have improved a long-used method for detecting shared DNA segments that researchers use to study everything from whether two people are related, to human demography, and even the heritability of disease. The two computational biologists — Eric Durand, PhD and Cory McLean, PhD — ...

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