Tag: traits

Sibling Rivalry

There’s nature and nurture and then there’s all that bickering — or lack of it — with our brothers or sisters. Birth order, and the family dynamic between siblings — or whether or not you have siblings — plays a role in determining who we become as people. So in honor of National Sibling Day, which ...

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Again With The Dress

We received a lot of comments and questions about 23andMe’s research regarding why people saw different colors when looking at the same striped dress. According to our findings the biggest factor in why people saw either blue and black or white and gold, was age. Not everyone saw things so clearly one way ...

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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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Salty Or Sweet

Whether you are more apt to reach for a handful of potato chips or go for the bowl of candy may have something to do with your genetics. Looking at taste preferences among about 119,000 customers of European ancestry who consented to research, 23andMe scientists identified genetic markers associated with ...

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Blonde on Blonder

Scientists haven’t agreed on whether blondes indeed have more fun, but at least there is some consensus on what makes their hair blond. 23andMe scientists looking at the biology behind hair color found three genetic variants already known to be strongly associated with having golden locks among 23andMe ...

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The Genetics of Motion Sickness

If a bumpy ride in the back of a car makes you nauseated, blame it on your genetics, according to the first ever genome-wide association study on motion sickness done by researchers at 23andMe. Motion sickness is extremely common. One in three of us is highly susceptible to it, and the condition is very ...

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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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Happy Thanksgiving!

Your genetics can tell you a lot about yourself, even the food you eat. As Americans prepared for their Thanksgiving feasts, 23andMe is taking a look at the genetics behind some of what's on the table. by 23andMe. ...

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A New Kind of Family Portrait

It’s that time of year when family photos start arriving on holiday cards from relatives across the country. Why don’t you do something different this year and create a new kind of family portrait? Make an image that illustrates the traits and ancestry you share with your family that are revealed in your ...

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23andMe’s Research At ASHG 2014

Geneticists from all over the world have converged in San Diego this week as part of the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting. A team of scientists from 23andMe joined the thousands of geneticists in attendances to present some of our own research. Below are links to some of the posters ...

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