The Gift

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...
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O Christmas Tree

December 21, 2016
A team of researchers from UC Davis have found seven genetic markers for Douglas fir trees, one of the more popular Christmas trees. The frequencies for these markers vary with location across the Pacific Northwest, and are associated with cold-hardiness.
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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...
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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...
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Meet Your Chromosome Painting

December 15, 2016
Product scientist Sarah Lasky, PhD, walks us through one of her favorite 23andMe tools, Chromosome Painting. You can use it to learn more about the mix of your ancestry and what segments of DNA you inherited from your mom and what came from your dad.
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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...
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Whoa Nelly

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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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