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Fear Not Public Speaking: New Report

It's not quite the number one fear, but about a quarter of Americans report having a fear of public speaking, and it turns out that some of that fear can be attributed to genetics. 23andMe's new trait report looks at one's likelihood of having a fear of public speaking.

Fear Not The Genome

We would like to give a little shout-out to Holly Dunsworth, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Rhode Island and a blogger, for her thoughtful post “Be...

This is My Truth, A Customer’s Point of View

Lisa Altman shares her experience having unexpected results from her 23andMe DNA test and how it changed her understanding about herself and family. As Lisa says. our DNA offers a way to discover more about what makes us each unique. While those revelations can be exhilarating, sometimes an unexpected result, like Lisa's, can have profound implications for both you and your family. Here is her point of view.  

New Insights into the Genetics of Depression

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...

Spit, The Next Installment

The latest episodes of Spit, iHeartRadio’s podcast with 23andMe, includes more intelligent and raw conversations with artists, thinkers, and scientists across a variety of topics. This next batch of episodes...

New African & East Asian Details in 23andMe’s Latest Ancestry Composition Update

23andMe has added new and more diverse reference populations, allowing customers with African and East Asian ancestry to see a more detailed breakdown of their Ancestry Composition. The update was made possible thanks to the contributions of 23andMe customers, as well as new sources of publicly available data such as the 1000 Genomes Project, and from the company's own African Genetics Project.

Itching to See 23andMe’s New Trait Reports

23andMe released a new batch of genetic trait reports that look at whether your DNA indicates mosquitoes bite frequency, your ability to match a musical pitch, or get the heebie-jeebies looking down from great heights, or even why your hair lightens in the sun.

23andMe Celebrates Pride Month

As Pride Month comes to an end, 23andMe would like to take a moment to celebrate our LGBTQ+ research participants and employees. Whether they’re contributing data or analyzing it, the quality of our science wouldn’t be the same without them.

23andMe Celebrates Siblings Day

Today on National Siblings Day, we wanted to revisit a few of our favorite stories about brothers and sisters who built new connections with the help of 23andMe.

A Family Reunited Using 23andMe

Using 23andMe Barrie Bode was able to reunite with his family including his biological mother and a brother. His mother, Ida said every day for the last 55 years she'd been thinking of the baby she gave up for adoption.