Category: 23andMe Research

Genetic Superheroes?

Perhaps you or someone you know is a genetic superhero and simply doesn’t know it yet. A new paper by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Department of Genetics and Genomics, found more than a dozen individuals who based on their genetics should have developed one of eight severe ...

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23andMe Scientists Improving Diversity in Genetic Research

The National Institutes of Health has funded a promising new study by scientists here at 23andMe that could help alleviate some of the existing disparities in genetics research between  people of European and non-European ancestry. Some estimates show that more than 90 percent of the research into the ...

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

To mark Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we’re taking a moment to look at some of the accomplishments 23andMe has made in the study of the disease in a relatively short time. First launched in 2009, 23andMe’s Parkinson’s Research Community is now the world’s largest cohort of genotyped Parkinson’s patients. ...

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A Conversation with Population Geneticist David Poznik

This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to some of 23andMe’s scientists. Population geneticist David Poznik came to 23andMe after working in Carlos Bustamante’s lab at Stanford University. Originally from Massachusetts, David earned an undergraduate degree in Biophysics at ...

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A Conversation with 23andMe’s Ivan Jurić

This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to some of the scientists at 23andMe. Ivan Jurić studied molecular biology at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and went on to get his PhD in ecology and evolution at the University of Tennessee. He did his postdoctoral work in the ...

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Mobile Research at 23andMe

23andMe announced this week that it would add access to genetic information to ResearchKit, an open source framework introduced by Apple that allows researchers and developers to create powerful apps for medical research. As an update to their existing studies, scientists at Mount Sinai and Stanford will ...

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Rise and Shine

In a new study published today in Nature Communications, 23andMe researchers identified 15 genetic variants associated with being a morning person, including four genetic variants never before connected to sleep cycles, and associations like BMI and depression. “Some circadian rhythm genes we identified ...

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Love and Science

Researchers often say it’s their love of science that drives their work, but for Eric Minikel and Sonia Vallabh it’s their love that propels the science. The married couple — both are researchers at the Broad Institute and are completing their doctorates at Harvard Medical School — helped to co-author a ...

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Reflux Revisited

A recently published study by scientists at Australia’s QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute could have a significant impact on the study of esophageal adenocarcinoma, a rare but lethal form of cancer. Along with esophageal cancer, the study looked at two other conditions that often are overlapping or ...

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