23andMe Becomes a Founding Partner For First and Only 24/7 All-News Audio Service Dedicated To The Black Community

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Celebrating Pride Month, a Spotlight on Sex and Gender

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Improvements to 23andMe’s G6PD Deficiency Report

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One Thousand Steps Less, Looking at Activity Changes During COVID-19

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23andMe Research

One Thousand Steps Less, Looking at Activity Changes During COVID-19

June 25, 2020
People are walking a lot less and sleeping more since efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 began in March, according to new data compiled by 23andMe. Researchers looked at data from 33,000 individuals, who consented to participate in research, and included about 20 million data points tracking more than two months of activity. While we know the virus itself presents serious health risks, these changes in daily behavior may also impact our health in more subtle ways.
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Health and Traits

Improvements to 23andMe’s G6PD Deficiency Report

June 25, 2020
23andMe updated its G6PD Deficiency Genetic Health Risk Report* that now includes the two most common variants linked to G6PD  deficiency, a condition that can lead to episodes of anemia. The update makes this report more comprehensive, and relevant for more people. 
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Ancestry Reports

Celebrate your Ancient DNA with a New Neanderthal Report

April 23, 2020
23andMe customers can celebrate their ancient DNA with a New Neanderthal Report, where they’ll find new trait associations, and new features to share their results.
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23andMe Customer Stories

This Father’s Day Is their First

June 07, 2020
While fatherhood is about much more than biology, for many using DNA to connect with their birth fathers for the first time has given them answers to questions about their origins, and their family history. This Father’s Day is particularly special for a few 23andMe customers because it is the first one they’ll have with their new-found birth fathers. 
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Recent Articles

23andMe Becomes a Founding Partner For First and Only 24/7 All-News Audio Service Dedicated To The Black Community

June 30, 2020
23andMe joined with seven other companies as a Founding Partner to assist in the launch of iHeartMedia’s BIN: Black Information Network.
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Celebrating Pride Month, a Spotlight on Sex and Gender

June 26, 2020
Pride month is a time to celebrate the love that’s in all our DNA, regardless of someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. But even though we are all 99.5 percent genetically identical, we still aren’t treated 100 percent equally. 23andme is doing its part to make sure employees and customers are treated equally no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Improvements to 23andMe’s G6PD Deficiency Report

June 25, 2020
23andMe updated its G6PD Deficiency Genetic Health Risk Report* that now includes the two most common variants linked to G6PD  deficiency, a condition that can lead to episodes of anemia. The update makes this report more comprehensive, and relevant for more people. 
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One Thousand Steps Less, Looking at Activity Changes During COVID-19

June 25, 2020
People are walking a lot less and sleeping more since efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 began in March, according to new data compiled by 23andMe. Researchers looked at data from 33,000 individuals, who consented to participate in research, and included about 20 million data points tracking more than two months of activity. While we know the virus itself presents serious health risks, these changes in daily behavior may also impact our health in more subtle ways.
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Reflecting on my own journey

June 17, 2020
23andMe content strategist Caroline Wallis reviews the book Inheritance by Dani Shaprio, a book about DNA testing, paternity, identity and the meaning of family.
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23andMe finds evidence that blood type plays a role in COVID-19 

June 08, 2020
Preliminary data from 23andMe’s massive COVID-19 study lends more support to the importance of blood type in susceptibility to the virus and the severity of symptoms. Early data indicate that the O blood type may be protective against COVID-19.
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23andMe Becomes a Founding Partner For First and Only 24/7 All-News Audio Service Dedicated To The Black Community

June 30, 2020
23andMe joined with seven other companies as a Founding Partner to assist in the launch of iHeartMedia’s BIN: Black Information Network.
Read More

Celebrating Pride Month, a Spotlight on Sex and Gender

June 26, 2020
Pride month is a time to celebrate the love that’s in all our DNA, regardless of someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. But even though we are all 99.5 percent genetically identical, we still aren’t treated 100 percent equally. 23andme is doing its part to make sure employees and customers are treated equally no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Improvements to 23andMe’s G6PD Deficiency Report

June 25, 2020
23andMe updated its G6PD Deficiency Genetic Health Risk Report* that now includes the two most common variants linked to G6PD  deficiency, a condition that can lead to episodes of anemia. The update makes this report more comprehensive, and relevant for more people. 
Read More

One Thousand Steps Less, Looking at Activity Changes During COVID-19

June 25, 2020
People are walking a lot less and sleeping more since efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 began in March, according to new data compiled by 23andMe. Researchers looked at data from 33,000 individuals, who consented to participate in research, and included about 20 million data points tracking more than two months of activity. While we know the virus itself presents serious health risks, these changes in daily behavior may also impact our health in more subtle ways.
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Reflecting on my own journey

June 17, 2020
23andMe content strategist Caroline Wallis reviews the book Inheritance by Dani Shaprio, a book about DNA testing, paternity, identity and the meaning of family.
Read More

23andMe finds evidence that blood type plays a role in COVID-19 

June 08, 2020
Preliminary data from 23andMe’s massive COVID-19 study lends more support to the importance of blood type in susceptibility to the virus and the severity of symptoms. Early data indicate that the O blood type may be protective against COVID-19.
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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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