Science versus Star Wars: “Reylo” and the inbreeding coefficient

December 17, 2019
By Samantha Ancona Esselmann, PhD, product scientist at 23andMe(Warning: This story contains Star Wars spoilers.)Hopeless romantics, myself included, wait with bated breath for the final installment of the nine-episode-long saga...
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The Genetic Influence on Retinal Detachment

December 13, 2019
Researchers in the UK have found new genetic associations making some people more prone retinal detachment. A study that used data from the UK Biobank and 23andMe has identified six genes or gene regions associated with the common but serious condition that can lead to vision impairment or even blindness if not treated.
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23andMe Alerted Me to My BRCA1 Variant

December 06, 2019
Using 23andMe Jessica learned she carries a BRCA1 variant that puts her at risk for breast or ovarian cancer a risk she wouldn't have learned of otherwise. Like many other women with a similar risk, she slipped through the cracks for traditional screening because she didn't meet the current criteria.
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Powering Parkinson’s Research with My Blueprint 

November 28, 2019
Claudia shares her perspective on living with Parkinson's and on why she participates in Parkinson's research in this post that first appeared on the Michael J. Fox Foundation blog.
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Taking the Leap Into My DNA: Part I

November 28, 2019
Amanda, a mother of two, writes about jumping into DNA testing with 23andMe. She describes her motivations, the steps to take to give a sample and register her kit, as well as her considerations about privacy and consent.
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A Very 23andMe Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019
Making this a very 23andMe Thanksgiving, we're celebrating not just all that we are thankful for this holiday, but what our DNA can tell us about ourselves.
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Learn Your Family Health History

November 27, 2019
This Thanksgiving use the opportunity to learn a little about your family health history. Knowing your family health history can be important for managing your health.
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Adopted Separately in China, Cousins Wind Up Almost Next Door

November 26, 2019
Adopted from the same small town in China, two cousins find each other using 23andMe and discover they're living only a few miles apart in Pennsylvania.
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Genetic Counselor Awareness Day at 23andMe

November 14, 2019
As part of Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, 23andMe's Anne Greb, MS, CGC, one of 23andMe's genetic counselors and lead on 23andMe's Medical Education team, answers a few of the most common questions she hears from customers. 
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A Study on Physicians’ Knowledge of Consumer Genetic Testing

November 13, 2019
A new study by researchers at 23andMe and Duke University found that when physicians undergo direct-to-consumer genetic tests themselves, the process boosts their interest, confidence, and comfort with this type of genetic testing, offering new opportunities to engage with their patients.
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