23andMe Scientists Offer Solution to Apparent Mutation Rate Discrepancy

November 18, 2008
This guest post is by Brenna Henn, a doctoral student in Stanford University’s Department of Anthropology and a 23andMe consultant. Brenna studies human evolution using genetic information. Her interests include...
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African American Roots: What Genetics Can Reveal

November 17, 2008
Because their ancestors often were slaves during the 18th and 19th centuries, and therefore usually lacked birth or death certificates, it is very difficult for African American genealogists to trace...
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Very Personalized Medicine: Genetically Customized Bone Marrow Transplant May Have Eradicated Patient’s HIV

November 15, 2008
In a way, organ transplantation is the one branch of medicine that has already been personalized, because doctors must carefully match the immune systems of donor and recipient to prevent...
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ASHG Releases Ancestry Testing Statement Emphasizing Interpretation

November 14, 2008
The American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) has released a statement outlining a set of recommendations for genetic ancestry testing. At a press briefing on Thursday, members of the ASHG...
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My Mind Has Been Blown By Genome Sequencing

November 13, 2008
When I was 12 years old I did my first Punnett square and decided that genetics was absolutely, most definitely the coolest thing ever. When I was 13 years old...
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ASHG Speakers: People Want Their Genetic Data

November 13, 2008
The pace of human genetic research shows no signs of slowing. SNP chip technology is allowing researchers to make connections between DNA and disease in ways that were never before...
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Building Roots from the Ground Up: Genealogy 2.0

November 12, 2008
Like many Americans, Vincent Vizachero knew only bits and pieces about his family history.   He knew, for instance, that his paternal grandfather emigrated to America from Italy in 1914....
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Human Prehistory 101: The Newest Video Series from 23andMe!

November 11, 2008
When 23andMe launched last November, we set out to make genetics accessible to everyone — not just the experts.   So we created a series of education videos called Genetics...
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SNPwatch: Study Finds Genetic Links to Brain Aneurysm in Both Japanese and European Populations

November 10, 2008
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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Gene Links Gout in Humans with Bladder Stones in Dalmatian Dogs

November 07, 2008
When they eat purines, a class of chemicals that are found in many types of food and most abundant in organ meats and some types of fish and shellfish,, most...
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