SNPwatch: Researchers Identify Common Genetic Variants Associated with Early Menopause Risk

November 05, 2010
When is the best time to start a family? In making this decision, each woman must weigh external factors against her internal biological clock. In Caucasian women, menopause occurs around...
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23andMe Research Team Presents Findings at International Human Genetics Meeting

November 04, 2010
By Kim Barnholt and Amy Kiefer It’s an exciting week for 23andMe! A number of our research scientists have headed to Washington, D.C. to showcase some of our research discoveries...
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The Personalized Medicine World Conference Comes to Silicon Valley in 2011

November 03, 2010
A premier event in personalized medicine comes to Silicon Valley January 18-19 as the Computer History Museum in Mountain View is set to host the 2011 Personalized Medicine World Conference...
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Ancestry at 23andMe: Old Roots and New Horizons

October 29, 2010
Sheridan* can hardly believe that in just a couple of weeks, she’s learned something about her deep ancestry on her mother’s side, placed herself genetically among the different populations of...
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SNPwatch: Breathe Easier…New Insights From Asthma Research

October 26, 2010
Coughing, wheezing, lungs encased in steel (or so they seem) … asthma makes breathing a challenge for nearly 25 million Americans of all ages. Despite the overwhelming number of people...
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Ancestry at 23andMe: Finding Connections

October 22, 2010
In our last post, Sheridan* responded to her potential fifth cousin Akina and discovered that she has a potential second cousin through 23andMe’s Relative Finder feature. All of this is...
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SNPwatch: Apple or Pear? How Genes Help Shape Your Shape

October 19, 2010
You’ve probably heard about the fruit-based analogies to describe body shape. “Apples” tend to carry more weight around their waist whereas “pears” tend to be heavier around the hips and...
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Ancestry at 23andMe: Sheridan’s Got Relatives

October 15, 2010
We’ve been following Sheridan’s* journey through the ancestry features at 23andMe over the last few weeks. Because she was adopted with no record of her biological parents, every piece of...
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Researchers “Unzip” Their Genomes For The Public Good

October 12, 2010
A number of bloggers and researchers stand out in terms of their passion for personal genomics and in-depth coverage of this nascent industry. Many of them share 23andMe’s view that...
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Ancestry at 23andMe: Sheridan’s Global Origins

October 08, 2010
In her first ancestry foray, Sheridan* learned about her Maternal Line. Through her friend Mesut, she also learned about the Paternal Line feature. But these analyses only told her about...
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