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Three Degrees of 23andMe
August 23, 2012
Shawna, one of 23andMe’s customer care representatives, who has a degree in biological sciences focusing her studies on genetics, put together this video and post that illustrates the interconnectedness between...
Did Humans and Neanderthals Have Sex?
August 22, 2012
Did they really “do it?” We’re not talking about actress Kristen Stewart and her “Snow White and the Huntsman” director; We’re talking about Neanderthals and modern humans. Without meaning to...
23andMe’s Parkinson’s Research Featured on NPR
August 21, 2012
Our Parkinson’s research community got some welcome attention from NPR on Monday just as we are on the cusp of reaching our goal of enrolling 10,000 patients. The piece featured...
Alyssa’s 23andMe Ancestry Story
August 20, 2012
This is a guest post from a 23andMe customer, who took a journey to learn about her ancestry. By Alyssa Gradstein I took the 23andMe DNA test to find out...
Yakking about Yaks
August 15, 2012
You may not think very much about yaks, but Tibetans do. The domestic yak is crucial for their survival on the harsh Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The yak provides meat, milk and,...
We Got the Music in You
August 12, 2012
Maybe you always knew you had music in your heart, but 23andMe shows it’s in your genes too. Our new lab, developed by 23andMe’s Mark Ackerley, gives customers the...
August 09, 2012
Watching the Olympics, I am awed by the athleticism of the contestants: they compete with strength, skill and coordination that I could hardly dream of possessing. Certainly hard work and...
The Connection Between Air Travel and Blood Clots
August 08, 2012
Are you a jetsetter? Long-distance air travel increases a person’s odds of developing a blood clot, a condition known medically as venous thromboembolism (VTE) and dubbed in the media as...
Advocates for Women with Breast Cancer
August 07, 2012
In any big fight it helps to have someone in your corner and when it comes to breast cancer you want someone like Elyse Spatz Caplan and the people at...
The Molecular Barcode of Cancer – Targeting Treatment to Patient
August 06, 2012
Changes in DNA Underlie Cancer Cancer develops when normal cells in the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably because of “mistakes” in the DNA code. DNA (a copy of which is...