Back-to-School: The Genetics of Learning from Your Mistakes

September 11, 2012
For back-to-school month we’re running a series of posts on genetic factors that may impact learning. Here we describe a variant that may influence a person’s ability to learn from...
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Genetics 101 Quiz Extended

September 10, 2012
Attention all students! We’re extending the Genetics 101 quiz through Sunday, September 16th to give everyone plenty of time to brush up on their genetics and earn a chance to...
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Back-to-School: Genetics 101

September 07, 2012
Our Hero Gregor Mendel, an Austrian monk and biologist, worked out the pattern of inheritance of various traits. He showed that a “dominant” trait is one that always shows up...
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A Map of the Uncharted Genome

September 06, 2012
We’re a little late to the party, but yesterday a consortium of scientists, who are part of a project called The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements, or ENCODE, came out with...
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Back-to-School: Human Prehistory 101 Test Results

September 05, 2012
Correction: Ouch! We mistakenly listed the wrong answer to the last question in the quiz. It has been corrected. Populations are more similar now than they were 500 years ago...
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Fighting Rare Blood Cancers

September 04, 2012
Dr. Ross Levine Last year 23andMe launched a Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Research Initiative to study this group of rare blood cancers. We are now very close to reaching our goal of...
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Back-to-School: Human Prehistory 101

August 31, 2012
Soon children will be filling their backpacks with new notebooks and pencils and piling into yellow school buses.   Even if your school days are long past, you need not...
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Back to School Smarts and Genetics

August 30, 2012
Editor’s note: This post has been edited from the original to reflect changes in our product. If you want to stir up trouble, start talking about the role genetics plays...
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Autism Study Reveals No Genetic Associations

August 29, 2012
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) include everything from the relatively mild Asperger syndrome (characterized by more mild social and language impairments) to full-fledged autism (characterized by severe social and communicative handicaps,...
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Crowdsourcing Health Conditions

August 27, 2012
Click on the image above for the interactive visualization. Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post....
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