Tag: GWAS

Study Shows Genetic Variants that Influence Multiple Traits and Conditions

Researchers know that certain genes, or more accurately regions in our genes, are multitaskers, influencing a wide variety of traits and conditions that range from such things as the size of our noses to our susceptibility to childhood ear infections to our risk for Parkinson’s disease. A new study led by ...

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Graduation Day Genetics

In what is the largest-ever genome wide association study for social science, researchers found more than 70 genetic variants associated with educational attainment — the number of years individuals spent in school or university. Many of the variants found were also in genes or gene regions associated with ...

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The High Notes

By looking at data on when boys’ voices first broke as a way to time the onset of puberty, researchers at the University of Cambridge have completed a first-of-its-kind genetic study and found that for both boys and girls puberty is influenced by many of the same genetic variants. “Our study shows that ...

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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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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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Feeling Woozy, Motion Sickness Redux

We’re feeling a little dizzy trying to keep track of all the coverage 23andMe’s new study on motion sickness received or it might just be this infographic. The paper, which came out in late January, was the first ever genome-wide association study of the very common condition. We want to share with you ...

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23andMe In The News

Last week was a good one for research at 23andMe with two announcements that offer more examples of the power of our research model. First was the publication of a massive Parkinson’s disease study that our scientists worked on with a consortium of 50 other organizations that were lead by researchers at ...

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New Parkinson’s Findings Published

A large new study spearheaded by researchers with the National Institute on Aging that involved scientists from more than 50 different institutions worldwide — including 23andMe — has found new genetic risks for Parkinson’s disease. Published in this week’s Nature Genetics, the study is significant for ...

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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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SNPwatch: Common Genetic Factors Associated with “Blue Babies”

Image by Mariana Ruiz LadyofHats [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons New research suggests that a once-fatal congenital heart defect — sometimes called “blue baby syndrome” — is influenced by genetic factors that are broadly found in the general population. Different heart malformations lead to poor ...

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