Noninvasive Sequencing of a Human Fetus

November 26, 2012
The story first broke in the summer of 2012 – two separate research groups, one from the University of Washington and the other from Stanford, announced within weeks of each...
Read More

Genetics at the Thanksgiving Dinner Table

November 21, 2012
Thanksgiving — it’s a time for friends, family and, of course, food. Thanks to modern science, we now know quite a lot about the foods that grace our holiday tables....
Read More

More Fun with Neanderthals

November 19, 2012
In another example of how fascinated we are with Neanderthals – our ancient human ancestors – last week the Colbert Report featured British paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer. In a few minutes...
Read More

Another Hero in the Fight Against Parkinson’s

November 16, 2012
Another friend of 23andMe, Rich Clifford, the former NASA astronaut who has become a powerful voice for those with Parkinson’s, was recently featured on CNN. Always an inspiration, Rich spoke...
Read More

The Complex Genetic Architecture Underlying Human Differences

November 15, 2012
You’d be forgiven for assuming your height has nothing to do with the curl of your hair or how flexible you are, but physical traits can sometimes have unexpected connections....
Read More

Expect the Unexpected: Rare Mutation Frequencies

November 13, 2012
23andMe’s genetic health reports cover 191 rare genetic mutations in addition to more common variants related to disease. While it’s relatively easy to learn about common variants, our knowledge of...
Read More

23andMe’s Presentations at ASHG

November 09, 2012
This week our scientists have been busy at the American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting in San Francisco. As promised we’re putting up links to each of the posters...
Read More

23andMe’s Uta Francke Lauded by ASHG

November 09, 2012
A big congratulations from everybody here at 23andMe to our Senior Medical Director Uta Francke, who’ll be picking up the William Allan Award from the American Society of Human Genetics...
Read More

Data on Personal Genetics at ASHG

November 08, 2012
There are a lot of pie charts, numerical tables and graphs on display this week at the American Society of Human Genetics in San Francisco, but one caught our eye...
Read More

23andMe Studies the Genetics of Sexual Orientation

November 07, 2012
(Editor’s note: Here’s a link to Emily’s poster presented at ASHG.) Earlier this year 23andMe began surveying its customers to study the genetics of sexual orientation. It is now the...
Read More