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Birds of Feather

Adding more credence to the saying that “birds of a feather flock together” a new study published this week found that friends are as genetically similar as fourth cousins. The...

Where In the Kale?

There are red states and blue states in the United States, but there are also leafy green states and red meat states, according to 23andMe survey data. We’ve previously written...

Thanks Dad

If your eyes are brown, or you can wiggle your ears, or you love black licorice, it’s likely you should be thanking your dad. As we near Father’s Day 23andMe...

23andMe Looks At Regional Traits

23andMe mapped geographic patterns for more than 1,500 traits using aggregated and anonymous customer data to produce regional traits that constitutes an American tapestries of everything from personality to food...

The Sporting Life

In honor of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, one of our computational biologists, Emma Pierson, took a look at aggregated de-identified data from 23andMe customers, focusing on associations between certain...

23andMe Couples Correlated

23andMe looked at data from more than 15,000 couples with a biological child in common and found that opposites do not attract. In fact, couples are more alike than they are different.

23and Sleepless

For some of us up past midnight pecking away at the computer, apparently life is less than beautiful. As part of our research, 23andMe asks customers all sorts of questions....