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Long Overdue Recognition
December 29, 2015
If you don’t know who Evelyn Witkins is perhaps you should. Evelyn Witkin. A legendary figure in genetic science, the 94 year-old professor emerita at Rutgers University was awarded in...
This Year’s Top Ten Stories in Genetics
December 28, 2015
Starting in January with the launch of the ambitious Precision Medicine Initiative in the United States, 2015 finished with a heated debate around the appropriate use of technology that allows...
“Best Day Ever”
December 23, 2015
A big part of our mission is to help advance genetics education.We had a rewarding opportunity to do so last Friday, as the 23andMe Education Team hosted a holiday event...
A Most Amazing Gift
December 22, 2015
When Kelle Scott connected with some distant cousins on 23andMe she didn’t realize Pat Nosko she’d also stumbled on the perfect gift for her mom – family. Kelle’s mom, Pat...
Genetics found to influence likelihood of developing hernias
December 21, 2015
A new study has identified four locations in the genome associated with a risk for the most common type of hernia, offering researchers insight into the possible genetic mechanisms that...
December 17, 2015
Editor’s note: Recently researchers at UC Davis sequenced the California sugar pine, which is endangered. A few years back they had done the same for the Douglas fir, and we...
Eyes Wide Open
December 15, 2015
John, standing, with his sister Kathy and their half-brother Brian, who they found through 23andMe. Brothers from different mothers, John and Brian came together because of 23andMe. For John, 68,...
December 09, 2015
Fast and sure on the ice, Olympic gold medalist Apolo Anton Ohno was less sure about his ancestral background. Olympic gold medalist Apolo Ohno and Extreme Genes radio host Scott...
Preparing Students for the Genetics Frontier
December 07, 2015
David Matthes When David Matthes teaches genetics to college freshmen using personal genomics, he sets his sights beyond effective instruction and beyond his classroom walls.He is trying to increase awareness...
Breaking Through A Brick Wall
December 03, 2015
The memory is fleeting but Josh Schultz remembers speaking to his father once. It was a phone call, and Josh was just a boy. He can’t conjure up everything his...