23andMe Research

Participating in 23andMe Research, A Customer’s Perspective

April 10, 2019
23andMe research participant Tony Garrett gives his perspective on why he is participating in research and his hopes for the future.
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Does your DNA make you LOL?

April 01, 2019
For April Fools Day 23andMe releases data showing some of their findings on how genetics plays a role not just in a person’s sense of humor, but in their ability to get a joke.
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New Parkinson’s Disease Research May Offer Promise for Early Detection

March 27, 2019
New Parkinson’s disease research by scientists at 23andMe has identified more than 100 phenotypic variables related to the disease, offering a potential step forward in efforts to diagnose Parkinson’s disease...
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Step it up for Research

March 25, 2019
By Briana Cameron, Ph.D.,  and Robert Gentleman, Ph.D.* Regular physical activity is important for good health. Research has shown that exercise can help prevent such things as cardiovascular disease and diabetes...
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Science, the Endless Frontier

March 13, 2019
Editors’ note: We first posted this piece by Joyce Tung, Vice President of Research at 23andMe, on April 4 2017, but in light of the current budget debate over deep...
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23andMe’s Call for Collaborations to Study Underrepresented Populations

February 28, 2019
23andMe is inviting qualified researchers for collaborations using 23andMe’s large African American and Latino cohorts as part of our Research Innovation Collaborations Program to aid more study of underrepresented populations.
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Revealing the Hidden Figures Who Contributed to Scientific Advancement

February 26, 2019
23andMe is sharing the untold stories of a few of the African-American scientists as part of our recognition of Black History Month this year.
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Genetics of insomnia more similar to psychiatric conditions than to other sleep traits

February 25, 2019
We’ve always known that getting enough sleep is important and can have a significant impact on one’s health, but scientists have just begun to unravel the genetics behind why some...
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Genetic Study of Impulsiveness Reveals Associations with Drug Use

February 04, 2019
Some of the same genes that influence a person’s propensity toward impulsiveness also affect whether or not he or she will use drugs, according to a new study led by...
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New Insights into the Genetics of Depression

February 04, 2019
In the largest genetic study of its kind, scientists have identified more than 200 genes associated with depression that could give new insights to researchers looking for treatments to what...
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