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A Genetic Study Looking at the Natural Diversity of Human Sexuality

September 04, 2019
A new international study looking at same-sex sexual relations did not find a “gay gene,” but it did find thousands of genetic variants that influence same-sex sexual behavior. Across all the thousands of genetic variants found they explain somewhere between 8 and 25 percent of the variation in same-sex sexual behavior. The genetic variants identified are far from being predictive of same-sex sexual behavior. The study is the largest of its kind ever done.
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Medical Education at 23andMe

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 By Eloycsia Ratliff, MPH, 23andMe Medical Education Project Manager Editor’s note: This is the first post in an occasional series explaining our Medical Education program. It is no secret that the evolving…
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Why 23andMe Loves Neanderthals, And You Should Too

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Modern humans and Neanderthals hail from a common ancestor, and non-Africans have some fraction of Neanderthal DNA. That overlapping history explains some of the things we have in common with our ancient human cousins.
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Brother Cops

August 23, 2019
Eric and Dave, who both live in Florida but had until recently never met, learned through 23andMe that they were not just brother cops, but half-brothers too.
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By Eloycsia Ratliff, MPH, 23andMe Medical Education Project ManagerEditor’s note: This is the second in an occasional series about 23andMe’s Medical Education program.We sometimes hear misconceptions from healthcare professionals about…
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A Genetic Study Looking at the Natural Diversity of Human Sexuality

September 04, 2019
A new international study looking at same-sex sexual relations did not find a “gay gene,” but it did find thousands of genetic variants that influence same-sex sexual behavior. Across all the thousands of genetic variants found they explain somewhere between 8 and 25 percent of the variation in same-sex sexual behavior. The genetic variants identified are far from being predictive of same-sex sexual behavior. The study is the largest of its kind ever done.
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Same-Sex Sexual Behavior Partially Influenced by Genetics

August 29, 2019
A new genetic study found thousands of genetic variants associated with same-sex sexual behavior, but did not find any evidence of a so-called “gay gene.”
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Brother Cops

August 23, 2019
Eric and Dave, who both live in Florida but had until recently never met, learned through 23andMe that they were not just brother cops, but half-brothers too.
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Meet 23andMe’s Interns

August 16, 2019
By Lily Brickman, 23andMe Communications Intern23andMe’s second official internship program included 28 interns across a number of teams and in a variety of different roles.Our interns this year come from…
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Now I Know Where I Belong

August 11, 2019
Juan Fernandez had made many presentations about his Dominican heritage and the island’s Native Taíno population. But he’d never been caught off-guard by such a simple and direct question before: “Do…
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Common Misconceptions Healthcare Professionals have about 23andMe

September 09, 2019
By Eloycsia Ratliff, MPH, 23andMe Medical Education Project ManagerEditor’s note: This is the second in an occasional series about 23andMe’s Medical Education program.We sometimes hear misconceptions from healthcare professionals about…
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A Genetic Study Looking at the Natural Diversity of Human Sexuality

September 04, 2019
A new international study looking at same-sex sexual relations did not find a “gay gene,” but it did find thousands of genetic variants that influence same-sex sexual behavior. Across all the thousands of genetic variants found they explain somewhere between 8 and 25 percent of the variation in same-sex sexual behavior. The genetic variants identified are far from being predictive of same-sex sexual behavior. The study is the largest of its kind ever done.
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Same-Sex Sexual Behavior Partially Influenced by Genetics

August 29, 2019
A new genetic study found thousands of genetic variants associated with same-sex sexual behavior, but did not find any evidence of a so-called “gay gene.”
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Brother Cops

August 23, 2019
Eric and Dave, who both live in Florida but had until recently never met, learned through 23andMe that they were not just brother cops, but half-brothers too.
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Meet 23andMe’s Interns

August 16, 2019
By Lily Brickman, 23andMe Communications Intern23andMe’s second official internship program included 28 interns across a number of teams and in a variety of different roles.Our interns this year come from…
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Now I Know Where I Belong

August 11, 2019
Juan Fernandez had made many presentations about his Dominican heritage and the island’s Native Taíno population. But he’d never been caught off-guard by such a simple and direct question before: “Do…
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