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New genetic associations for nearsightedness

March 31, 2020
A new study found previously unknown genetic mechanisms for myopia, or nearsightedness, including associations with circadian rhythms, as well as skin, eye and hair pigmentation.
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Raising Awareness

February 03, 2020
As we celebrate Black History Month, we want to raise awareness about some of the conditions 23andMe reports on that are more common in people of African descent. Sickle Cell…
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Ancestry

23andMe’s Take on Irish Trivia

March 15, 2020
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

23andMe Connection Offers Clues to a 75-year-old Mystery

March 04, 2020
23andMe opened up a 75-year-old mystery for three sisters, connecting them to their biological uncle and revealing that their father may have been kidnapped as a very young boy and raised by strangers, never knowing the truth of his origins.
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New genetic associations for nearsightedness

March 31, 2020
A new study found previously unknown genetic mechanisms for myopia, or nearsightedness, including associations with circadian rhythms, as well as skin, eye and hair pigmentation.
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Study Finds Health Impact for Early Puberty in Boys

March 24, 2020
Early puberty in boys is associated with shorter lifespans, according to a new genetic study by researchers at the University of Cambridge.
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New Genetic Research on Skin Cancer

March 19, 2020
A large new study led by researchers at the University of Indiana that included data from 23andMe has found new genetic associations for squamous cell skin cancers.
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23andMe’s Take on Irish Trivia

March 15, 2020
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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Earliest Americans, Lost Families and a Haunting Gene

March 13, 2020
This week we’re reading stories about Neanderthal children, the earliest immigrants to the Americas, and about a researcher who spent decades studying Huntington’s disease, the rare genetic illness that killed her mother and threatens to take her as well.
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Women Who Advanced Genetic Science

March 12, 2020
For Women’s History Month, 23andMe is highlighting a few women scientists who have helped advance our knowledge of genetics.
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New genetic associations for nearsightedness

March 31, 2020
A new study found previously unknown genetic mechanisms for myopia, or nearsightedness, including associations with circadian rhythms, as well as skin, eye and hair pigmentation.
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Study Finds Health Impact for Early Puberty in Boys

March 24, 2020
Early puberty in boys is associated with shorter lifespans, according to a new genetic study by researchers at the University of Cambridge.
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New Genetic Research on Skin Cancer

March 19, 2020
A large new study led by researchers at the University of Indiana that included data from 23andMe has found new genetic associations for squamous cell skin cancers.
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23andMe’s Take on Irish Trivia

March 15, 2020
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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Earliest Americans, Lost Families and a Haunting Gene

March 13, 2020
This week we’re reading stories about Neanderthal children, the earliest immigrants to the Americas, and about a researcher who spent decades studying Huntington’s disease, the rare genetic illness that killed her mother and threatens to take her as well.
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Women Who Advanced Genetic Science

March 12, 2020
For Women’s History Month, 23andMe is highlighting a few women scientists who have helped advance our knowledge of genetics.
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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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