Tag: genetics

Just The DNA Facts Generator, Ma’am

Being the geeks we are here at 23andMe, we are ever in a state of wonder by the science of genetics. Just the fact that you share 99.9 percent of your DNA with any other human and yet that tiny remaining percentage makes us each unique is enough to set us gazing at our own wonderwall. So we want to ...

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23andMe DNA Day Essay Contest

(Editor's note: 23andMe has extended the deadline for the DNA Day Essay Contest to April, so if you haven't yet get your essay in.) Our growing understanding of genetics is reshaping medicine. Having familiarity with this rapidly advancing science will be crucial for those pursuing careers in ...

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Introducing Tales from the Genome on Udacity

By Matthew Cook, PhD Udacity Instructor Get excited! After months of planning and production, Udacity and 23andMe are launching a new genetics course, Tales from the Genome, that will be ready and open to the world on Monday, September 30th. The rapid pace of technological development is making ...

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SNPWatch: A tale of two fingers

Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who purchased prior to November 22, 2013 will still be able to see their health reports, but those who purchased after that time will not. Those customers will have ...

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The Genetics of Mental Illness

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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23andMe’s Homage to Jeopardy!

Last week we put up a quiz in the spirit of Jeopardy! after host Alex Trebek made use of 23andMe in one of his game clues. The time was up last night to make your entry. So here are the answers to our Homage to Jeopardy! Quiz. Remember you didn’t have to get everything correct to be entered into the ...

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The Genetics of Your Christmas Tree

If you could just get your Christmas tree to spit into a tube and extract some DNA, you might learn a lot about your holiday decoration. For starters, you might be able to tell where it originated. Plant genetics, like animal genetics, is influenced by geography. A team of Douglas fir tree researchers, ...

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23andMe Presents Latest Research at ASHG

(Editor's note: Here's a link to a post with the links to all the poster presentations given by 23andMe scientists at 23andMe.) Here we come. Starting today a contingent of 23andMe’s scientists and researchers will be at the American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting in San Francisco. ...

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Novel Genetic Findings for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Dave Hinds is a Principal Scientist in Statistical Genetics.  23andMe is passionate about research on a group of rare blood disorders called myeloproliferative neoplasms, or MPNs. Physicians who study these disorders consider them to be blood cancers, though individual prognoses can vary widely — some people ...

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Chocolate Broccoli

Ever since my kids were wee tykes in diapers, I’ve gone through the same bedtime routine of reading them a story. We went from picture books to the simple joys of Seuss, to following the wizardly adventures of Harry, Hermione, and Ron. Our nightly page-turners don’t usually delve into the world of science ...

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