Tag: traits

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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23and Sleepless

For some of us up past midnight pecking away at the computer, apparently life is less than beautiful. As part of our research, 23andMe asks customers all sorts of questions. Some of those concern life satisfaction, but we also ask customers about the consistency of their earwax, the color of their hair, and ...

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What Patients Say Works for Arthritis

For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. By Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether More than 50 million Americans live with the pain and discomfort of Arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CureTogether, a free ...

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Spit And Tell

Editor's note: This post has been changed to reflect 23andMe's newly regulated product offering. Caitlin, a blogger and self-described nerd, titled her ode to 23andMe “Do These Genes Make My Butt Look Big?” When she and her husband Rob gave each other the test kits as a gift, the two were captivated by ...

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Tasty Genetics

It’s not a superpower, but the genetics behind being what some call a “supertaster” might make for a pretty good argument against eating your broccoli. Supertasters have the good fortune, or misfortune, of having highly refined taste receptors. And that discerning palate is genetic. “Supertasters live ...

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23andMe’s Health Content Scientists

You might know them as bloggers, but several of our main contributors are Health Content Scientists here at 23andMe. Their day-to-day work touches on nearly every aspect of what 23andMe does. While they do a lot, their main job is finding the most important, scientifically valid and actionable genetic ...

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Bug Bite Genetics

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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Smells Like Gene Spirit

Here’s something to file under “Thank Goodness!” Researchers at the University of Bristol found that people with the genetic variant making them more prone to smelly armpits are also more likely to wear deodorant. The paper, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, looked at variants in the ...

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