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Citizen Scientist

Along with having some very talented scientists and engineers on staff, 23andMe is lucky to have some customers who are equally accomplished. One of those is Dr. Ann Turner, a 23andMe Ancestry Ambassador and physician. Ann was recently listed as a co-author on a paper published by researchers from the ...

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Genetics And That Striped Dress

Yeah, it’s that damn dress again. If you haven’t been online recently you might have missed it, otherwise you know exactly which striped dress we’re talking about. You know, the one that melted the Internet. So why are we bringing this whole thing up again? It turns out that what colors you see in those ...

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Too Many Teardrops

Grab a tissue for this — your genes may make you more prone to cry, and if you cry easily you are at higher odds to have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. In a not yet published study, 23andMe scientists looking at data from almost 200,000 customers of European ancestry who ...

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No, I’m Not Irish

So where did that red hair come from? by Kasia Bryc, 23andMe Population Geneticist Most people who see my unruly wild red hair often assume I must be Irish. I’m not. As a first generation immigrant from Poland, I don’t have any ancestors from Ireland. Yes, really, just take a look at my 23andMe ...

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23andMe’s Recent Research Collaborations

This week 23andMe announced a collaboration with Pfizer Inc, allowing researchers with the drug maker to leverage 23andMe’s unique platform to conduct genome-wide associations studies, surveys and clinical trial recruitment. The news follows a collaboration begun over the summer between 23andMe and Pfizer ...

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Cheers!

Why some people will have a hangover the morning after they ring in the New Year this year and others won’t, can at least be partially explained by genetics. There’s a lot of variability in how people respond to drinking. A lucky few, about 20 percent, have few symptoms from imbibing too much. But the rest ...

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Study Says Genetics May Play Larger Role in ALS

A new study suggests that genetics plays a much bigger role in ALS than previously thought. Past estimates said genetics accounts for about 10 percent of cases, but a new study by researchers at Cedars-Sinai and Washington University in St. Louis suggest that as many as one in three cases of ALS can be ...

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Empower The People

Over the last month, Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe’s CEO and co-founder, has been plenty busy spreading the word about the power of genetics to transform health care and empower people. Anne has spoken at events as varied as Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women conference to a discussion at the Smithsonian’s ...

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A Conversation with Health Content Scientist Robert Borkowski

This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s content curation team. This team of 23andMe scientists has the unique job of determining which genetic associations will be reported to customers. Their rigorous process of combing through scientific ...

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The Most Exciting Time in Science

There are grand visions about what genetic discoveries will be made in the distant future, but what about in the next five years. That was the question Dr. Eric Green, the director of the National Genome Research Institute, asked of 23andMe's CEO and co-founder Anne Wojcicki. Anne recently participated ...

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