The Genetics of Allergies

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Clear-Eyed About A Risk for AMD

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23andMe Research

Research for People Like Me

March 26, 2021
Myriam Raber, a dentist in northeastern Ohio, is often mistaken for what she is not. “I let people label me sometimes,” Myriam said. “I go the hospital, and they look…
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Health and Traits

The Genetics of Allergies

April 15, 2021
For many people, sniffling, sneezing, and rubbing itchy eyes is a rite of spring. Pollen wafting through the air from budding trees, grasses, and flowers during spring triggers allergy attacks…
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Ancestry Reports

Where 23andMe Customers’ Irish Ancestors Lived, And More

March 17, 2021
For St. Patrick’s Day 23andMe looks at Irish ancestry, where in Ireland customers Irish ancestors lived, and where in the United States customers with recent Irish ancestry live.
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23andMe Customer Stories

Clear-Eyed About A Risk for AMD

April 09, 2021
When it comes to her health, there is no bliss in ignorance for Kelly Anderson. “For me, I’ve always wanted to know. I’ve always wanted to know what’s happening or…
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The Genetics of Allergies

April 15, 2021
For many people, sniffling, sneezing, and rubbing itchy eyes is a rite of spring. Pollen wafting through the air from budding trees, grasses, and flowers during spring triggers allergy attacks…
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Clear-Eyed About A Risk for AMD

April 09, 2021
When it comes to her health, there is no bliss in ignorance for Kelly Anderson. “For me, I’ve always wanted to know. I’ve always wanted to know what’s happening or…
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Raising Awareness of Parkinson’s Disease

April 06, 2021
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. It also marks the 12th anniversary of 23andMe’s groundbreaking Parkinson’s Research community, which is now the largest genetic research cohort for Parkinson’s disease in the…
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Tasty Genetics of a Supertaster

March 30, 2021
It’s not a superpower, but the genetics behind being what some call a “supertaster” might make for a pretty good argument against eating your broccoli. Supertasters have the good fortune,…
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Research for People Like Me

March 26, 2021
Myriam Raber, a dentist in northeastern Ohio, is often mistaken for what she is not. “I let people label me sometimes,” Myriam said. “I go the hospital, and they look…
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Scientists uncover new information about how hard-to-treat genetic diseases are inherited

March 25, 2021
A new study by scientists at 23andMe, the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), and the University of Toronto offers insight into how the nuclear genome controls the emergence of mutations…
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The Genetics of Allergies

April 15, 2021
For many people, sniffling, sneezing, and rubbing itchy eyes is a rite of spring. Pollen wafting through the air from budding trees, grasses, and flowers during spring triggers allergy attacks…
Read More

Clear-Eyed About A Risk for AMD

April 09, 2021
When it comes to her health, there is no bliss in ignorance for Kelly Anderson. “For me, I’ve always wanted to know. I’ve always wanted to know what’s happening or…
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Raising Awareness of Parkinson’s Disease

April 06, 2021
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. It also marks the 12th anniversary of 23andMe’s groundbreaking Parkinson’s Research community, which is now the largest genetic research cohort for Parkinson’s disease in the…
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Tasty Genetics of a Supertaster

March 30, 2021
It’s not a superpower, but the genetics behind being what some call a “supertaster” might make for a pretty good argument against eating your broccoli. Supertasters have the good fortune,…
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Research for People Like Me

March 26, 2021
Myriam Raber, a dentist in northeastern Ohio, is often mistaken for what she is not. “I let people label me sometimes,” Myriam said. “I go the hospital, and they look…
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Scientists uncover new information about how hard-to-treat genetic diseases are inherited

March 25, 2021
A new study by scientists at 23andMe, the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), and the University of Toronto offers insight into how the nuclear genome controls the emergence of mutations…
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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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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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