Category: 23andMe Research

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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What Patients Say Works For IBS

For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. By Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether The pain, cramping, and discomfort of Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be distracting and embarrassing. CureTogether, a free resource owned by 23andMe, asked 5,381 ...

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23andMe At ASHG

Ed note: This post has been slightly changed since it first went up. We've also added in links to the posters that were presented at the conference. They are listed at the bottom of this post. At this year’s American Society of Human Genetics meeting in Boston, a team of 23andMe scientists presented ...

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Useful Genetics

The Scripps Translational Science Institute recently published a follow-up study of research that showed that more than a third of individuals in their research who took a direct-to-consumer genetic test shared their results with their doctors, and that most of those who tested said it was highly ...

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What Patients Say Works For Allergies

For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. By Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether If you have allergies, you’ve probably tried many approaches to easing the sneezing, swelling, and suffering. You may have even compared your experience to other ...

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Pregnancy and MTHFR

Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who received their health information prior to November 22, 2013 will still be able to see their health reports, but those who purchased after that time will only have ...

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What Patients Say Works (And Doesn’t) for Migraines

For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. Eight of the top ten patient-reported treatments for Migraine are simple lifestyle changes, not drugs. CureTogether — a free resource owned by 23andMe that allows people to share information about their health and ...

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An Ocean of Hope For MPN Research

We’re posting a story about one of the participants in 23andMe’s MPN Research Initiative to bring attention to these rare diseases. September is National Blood Cancer Awareness Month, and today is MPN Awareness Day. Customers of 23andMe can help in these efforts — as well as our other research efforts with ...

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Exercise Can Modify DNA in Fat Cells

By Sheel Dandekar Not convinced that those trips to the gym are making a difference?  Think again. In a recent study in PloS Genetics, researchers from Lund University in Sweden found that exercising can change how the DNA in fat cells works. With the growing number of links found between genetics and ...

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What Women Say Works Best for PMS

By Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether Some of the most effective treatments for women with symptoms from Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), are also some of the simplest. CureTogether — a free resource owned by 23andMe that allows people to share information about their health and treatments — ...

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