Tag: traits

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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Birds of Feather

Adding more credence to the saying that “birds of a feather flock together” a new study published this week found that friends are as genetically similar as fourth cousins. The findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by researchers at U.C. San Diego and Yale found that friends are ...

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Where In the Kale?

There are red states and blue states in the United States, but there are also leafy green states and red meat states, according to 23andMe survey data. We’ve previously written about how traits vary by state, but one of our researchers, Emma Pierson, decided to look a little deeper at those ...

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Thanks Dad

If your eyes are brown, or you can wiggle your ears, or you love black licorice, it’s likely you should be thanking your dad. As we near Father’s Day 23andMe wanted to take a look specifically at fathers, and the traits they are likely to have in common with their children. While we shouldn’t be ...

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Maternal Connections

It’s no surprise that we inherit almost all of our traits from our parents, but 23andMe researchers found that more of those traits come from our mothers than our fathers. So as we near Mother’s Day we thought we’d highlight some of these findings and give you a few more reasons to thank your mom. It ...

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23andMe Looks At Regional Traits

23andMe mapped geographic patterns for more than 1,500 traits using aggregated and anonymous customer data to produce American tapestries of everything from personality to food preferences. The data, compiled by researcher Emma Pierson, show that there are statistically significant regional differences ...

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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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The Sporting Life

In honor of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, one of our computational biologists, Emma Pierson, took a look at aggregated de-identified data from 23andMe customers, focusing on associations between certain traits and participation in sports. Unfortunately, we have no data on curling, but Emma looked at a ...

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23andMe Couples Correlated

For Valentine’s Day, we analyzed data from 15,298 real-world couples who had children together and found that people paired with others who were more like themselves than they were different. Opposites, it turns out, may not attract after all. Partners don’t just tend to be about the same age, according ...

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