23andMe Alerted Me to My BRCA1 Variant

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Powering Parkinson’s Research with My Blueprint 

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23andMe Research

The Genetic Impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

October 24, 2019
23andMe researchers presented one of the first and largest, broad-scale studies using genetic data to look at the human impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
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Health and Traits

A Very 23andMe Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019
Making this a very 23andMe Thanksgiving, we’re celebrating not just all that we are thankful for this holiday, but what our DNA can tell us about ourselves.
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Ancestry

23andMe’s Latest Ancestry Service Update Includes Added Diversity and New Features

October 01, 2019
The most comprehensive DNA ancestry test just got better. 23andMe’s Ancestry Service adds more regions, an automated family tree tool, and trait reports.
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23andMe Customer Stories

23andMe Alerted Me to My BRCA1 Variant

December 06, 2019
Using 23andMe Jessica learned she carries a BRCA1 variant that puts her at risk for breast or ovarian cancer a risk she wouldn’t have learned of otherwise. Like many other women with a similar risk, she slipped through the cracks for traditional screening because she didn’t meet the current criteria.
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Recent Articles

23andMe Alerted Me to My BRCA1 Variant

December 06, 2019
Using 23andMe Jessica learned she carries a BRCA1 variant that puts her at risk for breast or ovarian cancer a risk she wouldn’t have learned of otherwise. Like many other women with a similar risk, she slipped through the cracks for traditional screening because she didn’t meet the current criteria.
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Powering Parkinson’s Research with My Blueprint 

November 28, 2019
Claudia shares her perspective on living with Parkinson’s and on why she participates in Parkinson’s research in this post that first appeared on the Michael J. Fox Foundation blog.
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A Very 23andMe Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019
Making this a very 23andMe Thanksgiving, we’re celebrating not just all that we are thankful for this holiday, but what our DNA can tell us about ourselves.
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Learn Your Family Health History

November 27, 2019
This Thanksgiving use the opportunity to learn a little about your family health history. Knowing your family health history can be important for managing your health.
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Adopted Separately in China, Cousins Wind Up Almost Next Door

November 26, 2019
Adopted from the same small town in China, two cousins find each other using 23andMe and discover they’re living only a few miles apart in Pennsylvania.
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Taking the Leap Into My DNA: Part I

November 20, 2019
Amanda, a mother of two, writes about jumping into DNA testing with 23andMe. She describes her motivations, the steps to take to give a sample and register her kit, as well as her considerations about privacy and consent.
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23andMe Alerted Me to My BRCA1 Variant

December 06, 2019
Using 23andMe Jessica learned she carries a BRCA1 variant that puts her at risk for breast or ovarian cancer a risk she wouldn’t have learned of otherwise. Like many other women with a similar risk, she slipped through the cracks for traditional screening because she didn’t meet the current criteria.
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Powering Parkinson’s Research with My Blueprint 

November 28, 2019
Claudia shares her perspective on living with Parkinson’s and on why she participates in Parkinson’s research in this post that first appeared on the Michael J. Fox Foundation blog.
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A Very 23andMe Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019
Making this a very 23andMe Thanksgiving, we’re celebrating not just all that we are thankful for this holiday, but what our DNA can tell us about ourselves.
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Learn Your Family Health History

November 27, 2019
This Thanksgiving use the opportunity to learn a little about your family health history. Knowing your family health history can be important for managing your health.
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Adopted Separately in China, Cousins Wind Up Almost Next Door

November 26, 2019
Adopted from the same small town in China, two cousins find each other using 23andMe and discover they’re living only a few miles apart in Pennsylvania.
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Taking the Leap Into My DNA: Part I

November 20, 2019
Amanda, a mother of two, writes about jumping into DNA testing with 23andMe. She describes her motivations, the steps to take to give a sample and register her kit, as well as her considerations about privacy and consent.
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Colonists and Colon Cancer

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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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Silly Rabbit, Spit Comes from Quids

January 07, 2008
A few years back, archaeologist Anna Dhody was thinking about how amazing it is that DNA forensic scientists can collect DNA evidence from nothing more than a discarded cigarette butt…
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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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