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August 06, 2014
Even as a little girl, Rachel Kilgore wanted to know more about where her ancestors came from, what they looked like, and who they were. And as she grew, Rachel...
23andMe In The News
August 04, 2014
Last week was a good one for research at 23andMe with two announcements that offer more examples of the power of our research model. First was the publication of a...
Protecting People In People Powered Research
July 30, 2014
Most people know 23andMe empowers people to learn about themselves through their genetic information, but perhaps fewer know that a major part of our mission is to advance research. As...
New genetic variants found to influence risk of Parkinson’s disease
July 28, 2014
A large new study spearheaded by researchers with the National Institute on Aging that involved scientists from more than 50 different institutions worldwide – including 23andMe – has found new...
Who Would Believe It?
July 25, 2014
If he hadn’t known his story was true, Phil Silvers said even he would have been skeptical. “Who would believe it?” said Phil, a 72 year-old retired middle school social...
Birds of Feather
July 15, 2014
Adding more credence to the saying that “birds of a feather flock together” a new study published this week found that friends are as genetically similar as fourth cousins. The...
Breathless Over New Finding Using Ancient DNA
July 11, 2014
With one very important exception Tibetans and their Han Chinese neighbors are genetically very similar, but that one difference makes all the difference. In the breathlessly thin air of the...
Where In the Kale?
July 07, 2014
There are red states and blue states in the United States, but there are also leafy green states and red meat states, according to 23andMe survey data. We’ve previously written...
July 03, 2014
While 23andMe’s Ancestry Composition can tell you where in the world your ancestors came from, it cannot yet tell you who you should root for in the World Cup match...
A “Bio Buzz” Interview with Anne Wojcicki
June 25, 2014
In San Diego at the annual Bio International Convention where she gave the keynote for a forum on personalized medicine, 23andMe CEO and Co-Founder Anne Wojcicki gave a short interview...