23andMe at ASHG 2021

With the world still feeling the effects of the pandemic, the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics will yet again be virtual this year.

Last year’s conference showed that yes, it was possible to bring together thousands of scientists through their computer screens alone. From October 18th to October 22nd, scientists will virtually gather again for a week of presentations on the latest breakthroughs in genetics.

Diversity in Genetics Research

This year’s Presidential Symposium will feature a series of talks on diversity, race, inclusion and equity. We’ve previously highlighted 23andMe’s efforts to make our research and product more equitable, and we look forward to learning from others in the field about how we might further improve along with the rest of the broader genomics community.

23andMe Research Presentations

The conference will include a broad range of research across the field of genomics. Several scientists from 23andMe will also be presenting some of our related research. This includes our latest research on rare diseases, a recent study of gene expression in blood of individuals of African ancestry, and improved methods for polygenic risk scores.

Here is a list of 23andMe’s presentations and posters:

You can find out more about this years ASHG meeting here.