What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and How Do I Know if I Have It? 

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23andMe Research

What the Polygenic Basis of Rhythm Can Tell Us About Musical Traits

September 20, 2022
A new study found that the genetic variants that underlie the ability to move to the beat of music also predict other measures of musicality, including one’s ability to follow…
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Health and Traits

What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and How Do I Know if I Have It? 

September 27, 2022
Are you confused about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? You’re not alone. September is PCOS awareness month and it’s a great time to learn more about this condition. Let’s dive in.
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Ancestry Reports

23andMe Increases Resolution of Chinese Ancestry Inference

August 15, 2022
23andMe’s latest Ancestry Composition update includes three new populations in China, increasing resolution for v5 customers with ancestry from the world’s most populous country.
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23andMe Customer Stories

After the Click, Paulo Protects His Heart

August 19, 2022
After clicking on his 23andMe Hereditary Amyloidosis (TTR-Related) Genetic Health Risk report,* Paulo learned he had the V122I variant. It’s associated with an increased risk of developing something called TTR-related hereditary amyloidosis. Left untreated it can lead to congestive heart failure and other symptoms. After getting his result, he talked to his doctor, who diagnosed his condition after confirmatory testing. He also did some research, learning more about the condition and current treatments, and even looking into clinical trials. In the last few years, new medicines have been developed to treat TTR-related hereditary amyloidosis, and they are widely available and effective. The earlier the diagnosis, the more effective the treatment.
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What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and How Do I Know if I Have It? 

September 27, 2022
Are you confused about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? You’re not alone. September is PCOS awareness month and it’s a great time to learn more about this condition. Let’s dive in.
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Personal Experience Motivates Dr. Lametra Scott’s Work to Raise Awareness of Sickle Cell

September 23, 2022
September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month, so we wanted to share a bit about our efforts to bridge the knowledge gap about the condition through a collaboration with Dr. Lametra…
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What the Polygenic Basis of Rhythm Can Tell Us About Musical Traits

September 20, 2022
A new study found that the genetic variants that underlie the ability to move to the beat of music also predict other measures of musicality, including one’s ability to follow…
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More on Psychological Distress and Risk for Long COVID

September 16, 2022
A new study by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health confirms findings from 23andMe that depression and anxiety dramatically increase the likelihood of experiencing long COVID. Published online in JAMA Psychiatry earlier this month, the study found that psychological distress in the form of depression, anxiety, stress, and loneliness were more predictive than many physical risk factors like obesity, asthma, and hypertension, said Siwen Wang, the researcher in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School who led the study.
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New 23andMe+ Report on Seasonal Allergies

September 14, 2022
23andMe’s new report on seasonal allergies uses machine learning techniques to estimate an individual’s likelihood of having seasonal allergies to trees, grasses, weeds, and or molds.
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Meet Dr. Noura Abul-Husn, our Vice President of Genomic Health

September 12, 2022
Here’s Noura Abul-Husn’s recipe for a meaningful career in genomics: Start with curiosity, add adaptability, sprinkle in a willingness to pursue a non-traditional path, and don’t forget to include the…
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What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and How Do I Know if I Have It? 

September 27, 2022
Are you confused about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? You’re not alone. September is PCOS awareness month and it’s a great time to learn more about this condition. Let’s dive in.
Read More

Personal Experience Motivates Dr. Lametra Scott’s Work to Raise Awareness of Sickle Cell

September 23, 2022
September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month, so we wanted to share a bit about our efforts to bridge the knowledge gap about the condition through a collaboration with Dr. Lametra…
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What the Polygenic Basis of Rhythm Can Tell Us About Musical Traits

September 20, 2022
A new study found that the genetic variants that underlie the ability to move to the beat of music also predict other measures of musicality, including one’s ability to follow…
Read More

More on Psychological Distress and Risk for Long COVID

September 16, 2022
A new study by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health confirms findings from 23andMe that depression and anxiety dramatically increase the likelihood of experiencing long COVID. Published online in JAMA Psychiatry earlier this month, the study found that psychological distress in the form of depression, anxiety, stress, and loneliness were more predictive than many physical risk factors like obesity, asthma, and hypertension, said Siwen Wang, the researcher in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School who led the study.
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New 23andMe+ Report on Seasonal Allergies

September 14, 2022
23andMe’s new report on seasonal allergies uses machine learning techniques to estimate an individual’s likelihood of having seasonal allergies to trees, grasses, weeds, and or molds.
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Meet Dr. Noura Abul-Husn, our Vice President of Genomic Health

September 12, 2022
Here’s Noura Abul-Husn’s recipe for a meaningful career in genomics: Start with curiosity, add adaptability, sprinkle in a willingness to pursue a non-traditional path, and don’t forget to include the…
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Colonists and Colon Cancer

January 03, 2008
When Mr. and Mrs. George Fry arrived in the New World nearly four centuries ago, they brought with them not just dreams of a better life, but a curse —…
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Risky Business

November 02, 2007
People often talk about genes as if they were directly related to specific diseases, as in “the breast cancer gene” or “the gene for alcoholism.” But the fact of the…
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Breakthrough of the Year

December 20, 2007
A certain provider of personal genetic information is mentioned in Science magazine’s Breakthrough of the Year article, published in the Dec. 21 issue.The journal bestowed 2007 Breakthrough of the Year…
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Sex, money, dancing, eating….and voles?

January 09, 2008
At the end of last year (2007) you may have seen reports claiming that scientists in Israel discovered the “gene for altruism.”What they actually found was that a variation in…
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My Genome is in a Tube of Spit?

January 04, 2008
Spit has DNA? Well, not exactly. Spit has cells in it, and the cells have DNA. For everything except bacteria (and some other types of single-celled organisms), DNA is wound…
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Welcome to 23andMe’s blog!

January 21, 2008
(Editor’s note 3/19: A lot has changed since we first started our blog, which was once cheekily dubbed The Spittoon. But the most important principals still drive us. Helping people…
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