Hemochromatosis in Women Before and After Menopause

September 28, 2012
September is Menopause Awareness Month. It’s important for postmenopausal women to be aware of their increased risk for a variety of health conditions including iron overload in those with hereditary...
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Older Dads

September 27, 2012
For a long time prospective fathers could wile away the years without much worry about when to have kids, while prospective moms were constantly checking their ticking biological clocks.A recent...
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Back to School: Sex Chromosomes Quiz Results

September 26, 2012
The 23rd Chromosome This month we’ve run a series of quizzes for the back-to-school season. Here’s are the answers to our third and final quiz. Congratulations to Toni K., who...
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Cilantro Love and Hate: Is it a Genetic Trait?

September 24, 2012
For some people, dining out can be a minefield for the tastebuds, and cilantro is often the culprit. Why do some people love cilantro, while others hate it with every fiber of their being? We put the cilantro taste question to about 50,000 23andMe customers, asking whether they liked the taste of cilantro and whether they thought cilantro had a soapy taste. When we compared the DNA of the cilantro haters to the DNA of cilantro lovers, we found a genetic variation associated with the trait.
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World Alzheimer’s Day

September 21, 2012
Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who purchased prior to November 22, 2013 will...
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Who Planted The Family Tree?

September 20, 2012
by Emily Chang, Joanna Mountain and Mike Macpherson Click on the image above for a larger version of this chart, which shows that some ancestry combinations are more common than...
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Back to School: All About Sex… Chromosomes

September 19, 2012
We know you’ve been studying hard at 23andMe U., but you’ve still got one more quiz to complete. This one hinges on some of the genetic differences between men and...
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Announcing the 23andMe Personal Genome API

September 18, 2012
23andMe’s Mike Polcari discussing the API at the 2012 Quantified Self meeting Calling all developers! Do you spend hours playing with genetic data, turning As, Ts, Cs, and Gs into...
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Back-to-School: Genetics 101 Quiz Results

September 17, 2012
Okay students, pencils down! A week ago Friday we posted the second in a three-part series of educational courses for back-to-school season. The entries are now in. You can see...
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African Ancestry and Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

September 13, 2012
A study published in March in the journal PLoS ONE suggests that having more African ancestry is associated with higher risk for type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is one...
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