Category: 23andMe Research

New Eczema Findings Published

In what is by far the largest genome wide association study on the common skin condition eczema, researchers led by a team at the University of Bristol in the UK, have identified new genetic variants associated with the ailment, as well as new evidence that the condition is strongly associated with some ...

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A Reference of Human Genetic Variation

One of 23andMe’s newest scientists, Adam Auton, had his first day on Monday, and by Wednesday had two new papers on human genetic variation published in the journal Nature. Not a bad first week of work. “It’s been a busy few days,” Adam said. The research on the papers was not done at 23andMe, of ...

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New Findings On Female Infertility

New research by scientists at the University of Cambridge and ten other institutions, including 23andMe, has uncovered half-a-dozen genetic variants associated with polycystic ovary syndrome, the most common reproductive disorder in women and a common cause of infertility. Published this week in the ...

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Fragile Bones and Genetics

A large new study spearheaded by researchers at Montreal’s McGill University found a rare genetic variant with a large impact on bone mineral density and the propensity for some people to fracture bones more easily than others. This study — a meta-analysis that pooled data from 27 different cohorts ...

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Allergies And The Hygiene Hypothesis

Bolstering the theory that modern society’s fixation on cleanliness might actually be hurting the development of healthy immune systems in children, a new study published this week in the journal Science suggests that exposure to the kinds of bacteria found in the farmyard may actually protect children from ...

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Chew on This

After reading a recent Slate piece, we thought it might be worth taking one more bite at Misophonia. It’s one of those conditions that you might not know is a condition, even if you have it. Misophonia — from the Greek word meaning hatred of sound — is characterized by feelings of rage triggered by ...

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Lupus and IBD Research Partnerships

Over the last year 23andMe has launched two research initiatives with Pfizer, one to study inflammatory bowel disease and the other to study lupus. We’re pretty optimistic about the work done so far as we continue to recruit patients to participate in these two important research projects, so it’s nice to ...

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A New Model for Discerning Parkinson’s

A team of researchers has developed a simple and non-invasive approach that uses genetic data in combination with other demographic and biomarker information to accurately distinguish those with and without Parkinson’s disease, an illness that is notoriously difficult to detect. In a study published this ...

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23andMe Hangs out with the Lupus Research Institute

Researchers know that genetics, as well as environmental and hormonal influences, play a role in the development of lupus, but we still have a lot to learn about this as-yet incurable autoimmune disease. This spring, 23andMe and Pfizer launched a study into the genetics of lupus. Working in collaboration ...

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Living With Lupus

You want to know a little about what it’s like living with lupus, ask a first-time author, a “fiery Latina,” or Mrs. New York USA Universal. Those are just a few of the bloggers we’ve been following lately who each offer different insight on the day-in and day-out challenges of living with this chronic and ...

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