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December 23, 2016
The stories all start the same – with a 23andMe kit given at Christmas – but then they follow their own fascinating narratives that are as unique as the customers...
O Christmas Tree
December 21, 2016
Editor’s note: We first wrote about the Christmas Tree genome a few years ago, but it’s worth another look. There is some real interesting science around sequencing various conifers, like...
Genetics Education And The One And Only Me
December 20, 2016
23andMe again turned to Ariana Killoran to complete its newest book, The One And Only Me, which communicates the complicated and important science of genetics in a way that kids...
Holiday Party Genetics
December 19, 2016
Some of the dos and don’t of your annual office holiday party should be kind of obvious – don’t hit on your boss and maybe take it easy on the...
Meet Your Chromosome Painting
December 15, 2016
Sarah Laskey, 23andMe Product Scientist The Chromosome Painting is one of my favorite parts of the 23andMe experience because it is packed with information. Then again, it can also be...
Tracing Back to Africa
December 13, 2016
DNA extracted from bones at a burial site in a rocky valley on a remote island in the South Atlantic could hold important information for those with ancestral roots in...
December 07, 2016
If Lisa hadn’t used 23andMe, it’s hard to imagine how she would have ever known about Nelly. Lisa hadn’t been searching for her. When she tested with 23andMe, Lisa was...
Genetics found to influence personality and psychological disorders
December 05, 2016
New research has found genetic markers linking schizophrenia with personality traits for the first time, shedding new light on the shared genetic influences for personality and psychological disorders. The findings,...
Sharing and Protecting Your Genetic Information
November 30, 2016
By James Rathmell, 23andMe Privacy Fellow Our mission at 23andMe is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. One way we do this is by giving...
Know Your Family Health History
November 21, 2016
When managing your own health, it helps to know your history, or more specifically your family health history. You don’t just inherit your good looks from your parents or those...