Category: 23andMe Research

23andMe Couples Correlated

For Valentine’s Day, we analyzed data from 15,298 real-world couples who had children together and found that people paired with others who were more like themselves than they were different. Opposites, it turns out, may not attract after all. Partners don’t just tend to be about the same age, according ...

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23and Sleepless

For some of us up past midnight pecking away at the computer, apparently life is less than beautiful. As part of our research, 23andMe asks customers all sorts of questions. Some of those concern life satisfaction, but we also ask customers about the consistency of their earwax, the color of their hair, and ...

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New Findings For Asthma And Hay Fever

Working with researchers from Australia’s QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, 23andMe scientists completed the first ever genome-wide association study combining asthma and hay fever phenotypes. While the susceptibility to both asthma and hay fever are known to often run hand-in-hand, the study ...

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Getting In the Race

A friend of Gwen Schroeder once told her: “Don’t cheer from the sidelines if you can run the race.” So when her father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Gwen laced up her shoes. A post-production manager who works in New York City for the TED Conferences, Gwen signed up to run a marathon to raise ...

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23andMe Customers’ Reported Side-Effects To Drugs

As many as one-third of customers in a 23andMe survey reported some sort of side effect from prescription or over-the-counter medication, according to data compiled by our researchers. The results confirm that people often experience unintended effects from medication. Most of the time those effects are ...

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What Patients Say Works for Hypertension

For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. By Alex Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether As a new year starts, the effects of holiday stress may be lingering, especially for people who live with hypertension. Some of the most popular treatments for ...

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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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What Patients Say Works for Arthritis

For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. By Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether More than 50 million Americans live with the pain and discomfort of Arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CureTogether, a free ...

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23andMe’s African Ancestry Project

The human story begins in Africa, but for many African Americans searching for their ancestral roots, finding where their family story begins on that great continent is nearly impossible, because the slave trade severed those connections. 23andMe is launching an initiative that we hope will change ...

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