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23andMe Research

Large Study Offers Insight into Parkinson’s

May 27, 2020
Using data from four million 23andMe research participants, scientists studying Parkinson’s disease made new findings that may help efforts by drug hunters looking for ways to treat the disease. The study also included data from the Broad Institute’s Genome Aggregation Database (gnomAD) and was one of seven published in the journal Nature Medicine that leverage this data meant to bring together exome and sequence data from many sources for researchers.
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Health and Traits

COVID-19 and the immune system’s double-edged sword

April 24, 2020
We don’t yet know all the factors that influence our immune systems’ responses to COVID-19. Research shows there are clear genetic differences in susceptibility to other infectious diseases — with much of that variation found in genes involved in the immune system. But our environment likely plays a big role in how well our immune systems function, too.
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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

Connecting with Family Across Borders

May 15, 2020
For International Day of Families, 23andMe wanted to share with you what amounts to an international family story.Life has been good for Paul Knoll. He and his wife raised two sons…
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Working from Home Silver Lining Stories from 23andMe

May 31, 2020
Hard at work, at home, 23andMe employees share some of their silver linings, the positive aspects, of working at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Here are some of the bright spots of their days spent working from home and sheltering in place with their families or on their own.
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Large Study Offers Insight into Parkinson’s

May 27, 2020
Using data from four million 23andMe research participants, scientists studying Parkinson’s disease made new findings that may help efforts by drug hunters looking for ways to treat the disease. The study also included data from the Broad Institute’s Genome Aggregation Database (gnomAD) and was one of seven published in the journal Nature Medicine that leverage this data meant to bring together exome and sequence data from many sources for researchers.
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Connecting with Family Across Borders

May 15, 2020
For International Day of Families, 23andMe wanted to share with you what amounts to an international family story.Life has been good for Paul Knoll. He and his wife raised two sons…
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23andMe Expands its Genetic Study of COVID-19

May 13, 2020
Already with almost half a million participants, including several thousand who have had the virus, 23andMe is expanding its COVID-19 genetics study. The study is now open to people who have been hospitalized with severe cases of the virus but are not currently 23andMe customers.
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New 23andMe BRCA Study Published

May 06, 2020
A new 23andMe study found that many with a BRCA genetic variant associated with an increased risk for breast, ovarian, and other cancers do not have a strong family history of cancer meaning they would likely not qualify for clinical genetic testing under current criteria.
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A 23andMe Skeptic Changes Her Mind

April 29, 2020
A 23andMe skeptic changes her mind after testing and learning that she had genetic predispositions for Celiac disease and Type 2 diabetes, two conditions she has.
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Working from Home Silver Lining Stories from 23andMe

May 31, 2020
Hard at work, at home, 23andMe employees share some of their silver linings, the positive aspects, of working at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Here are some of the bright spots of their days spent working from home and sheltering in place with their families or on their own.
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Large Study Offers Insight into Parkinson’s

May 27, 2020
Using data from four million 23andMe research participants, scientists studying Parkinson’s disease made new findings that may help efforts by drug hunters looking for ways to treat the disease. The study also included data from the Broad Institute’s Genome Aggregation Database (gnomAD) and was one of seven published in the journal Nature Medicine that leverage this data meant to bring together exome and sequence data from many sources for researchers.
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Connecting with Family Across Borders

May 15, 2020
For International Day of Families, 23andMe wanted to share with you what amounts to an international family story.Life has been good for Paul Knoll. He and his wife raised two sons…
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23andMe Expands its Genetic Study of COVID-19

May 13, 2020
Already with almost half a million participants, including several thousand who have had the virus, 23andMe is expanding its COVID-19 genetics study. The study is now open to people who have been hospitalized with severe cases of the virus but are not currently 23andMe customers.
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New 23andMe BRCA Study Published

May 06, 2020
A new 23andMe study found that many with a BRCA genetic variant associated with an increased risk for breast, ovarian, and other cancers do not have a strong family history of cancer meaning they would likely not qualify for clinical genetic testing under current criteria.
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A 23andMe Skeptic Changes Her Mind

April 29, 2020
A 23andMe skeptic changes her mind after testing and learning that she had genetic predispositions for Celiac disease and Type 2 diabetes, two conditions she has.
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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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