New genetic associations for nearsightedness

March 31, 2020
A new study found previously unknown genetic mechanisms for myopia, or nearsightedness, including associations with circadian rhythms, as well as skin, eye and hair pigmentation.
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Study Finds Health Impact for Early Puberty in Boys

March 24, 2020
Early puberty in boys is associated with shorter lifespans, according to a new genetic study by researchers at the University of Cambridge.
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New Genetic Research on Skin Cancer

March 19, 2020
A large new study led by researchers at the University of Indiana that included data from 23andMe has found new genetic associations for squamous cell skin cancers.
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23andMe’s Take on Irish Trivia

March 15, 2020
For St. Patrick’s Day 23andMe looks at Irish ancestry, where in Ireland customers Irish ancestors lived, and where in the United States customers with recent Irish ancestry live.
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Earliest Americans, Lost Families and a Haunting Gene

March 13, 2020
This week we’re reading stories about Neanderthal children, the earliest immigrants to the Americas, and about a researcher who spent decades studying Huntington’s disease, the rare genetic illness that killed her mother and threatens to take her as well.
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Women Who Advanced Genetic Science

March 12, 2020
For Women’s History Month, 23andMe is highlighting a few women scientists who have helped advance our knowledge of genetics.
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Taking a Leap Into My DNA: Part III

March 11, 2020
In the third part of her series writer Amanda McCorquodale explains what it’s like to explore your DNA using 23andMe to learn about your ancestry.
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Women in tech: a look inside the culture of 23andMe

March 08, 2020
By Janie F. Shelton, Ph.D., MPH, Senior Scientist at 23andMe As a woman in tech, articles about Silicon Valley’s bad behavior often catch my eye. Alongside the descriptions of the ping-pong…
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Rats, CRISPR, and Twins

March 07, 2020
What we’re reading this week includes stories about the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR, rats in New York, and healthcare in the UK and US.
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23andMe Connection Offers Clues to a 75-year-old Mystery

March 04, 2020
23andMe opened up a 75-year-old mystery for three sisters, connecting them to their biological uncle and revealing that their father may have been kidnapped as a very young boy and raised by strangers, never knowing the truth of his origins.
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