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Researchers studying personality traits improve method for identifying genetic associations

February 22, 2018
Scientists have found a new method that could help illuminate the many genetic variants that contribute to personality traits and psychological disorders.Both genetics and environmental factors influence personality. Estimates suggest…
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Researchers studying personality traits improve method for identifying genetic associations

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Scientists have found a new method that could help illuminate the many genetic variants that contribute to personality traits and psychological disorders.Both genetics and environmental factors influence personality. Estimates suggest…
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Researchers studying personality traits improve method for identifying genetic associations

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Scientists have found a new method that could help illuminate the many genetic variants that contribute to personality traits and psychological disorders.Both genetics and environmental factors influence personality. Estimates suggest…
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A Need for Diversity in Research

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In honor of Black History Month, several 23andMe researchers participated in a two-day event in honor of Henrietta Lacks and her contribution to science.On top of honoring Henrietta’s life, the…
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day 23andMe looks at the data and finds that more people prefer salty snacks to sweet ones, and among those who like chocolate most prefer dark.
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This year, 23andMe is a proud supporter of NBC’s coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.This campaign is a first for us, but we have always been big fans and…
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23andMe launches a Global Genetics Project recruiting thousands of individuals with recent heritage from dozens of countries in Africa, Oceania, Asia, and the Americas to improve research in underrepresented populations, and reveal new insights into patterns of human migration and genetic diversity.
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