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Stepping Back Up Amid COVID-19

New data from 23andMe shows that although people became less active early in the COVID-19 pandemic, activity-levels measured in steps have gone back up.

One Thousand Steps Less, Looking at Activity Changes During COVID-19

People are walking a lot less and sleeping more since efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 began in March, according to new data compiled by 23andMe. Researchers looked at data from 33,000 individuals, who consented to participate in research, and included about 20 million data points tracking more than two months of activity. While we know the virus itself presents serious health risks, these changes in daily behavior may also impact our health in more subtle ways.

Your Digital Health Coach Is Here

Lark Health and 23andMe collaborated to create a new digital health coach that uses artificial intelligence (A.I), genetics and human coaching to help customers make healthy choices. Lark provides two options — a Wellness Program, for weight loss, and a CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program. Both leverage your 23andMe genetic information using clinically validated A.I. to generate personalized suggestions for diet and exercise.

Science With A Little Altitude

23andMe scientist collects data while trekking to Everest base camp to record in real time the impact of altitude on the human body. With enough data from people it may be possible to see why some of us do better than others at higher elevations.

Genetics and the Risks from Traumatic Brain Injuries

23andMe founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki talks about new research into genetic factors correlated with risk for degenerative brain disease in response to traumatic brain injury.

Biotech Company Applies for FDA Permission to Market Gene-Targeted Heart Failure Drug

Researchers are sometimes frustrated when a prospective drug proves effective in some patients, but not enough to justify giving it to everyone who has the condition it is intended to...