23andMe’s COVID-19 Information Center

December 02, 2020
Even with promising COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon, it will likely be many months before they are widely available. This means that we must continue to do what we can…
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DNA Testing Fills in Gaps for Adult Adoptees 

November 27, 2020
By Brianne Kirkpatrick, MS, LCGCWhether it’s a mother finding her son, or a daughter finding her father, or brothers and sisters meeting for the first time, stories of adoptees using…
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Take Some Time With Family for Your Health

November 25, 2020
This Thanksgiving will be different than almost any other. With the pandemic still raging, many people are skipping in-person family gatherings. A recent survey commissioned by 23andMe indicates that fewer…
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DNA testing companies should be clear about what it means to have “Native American DNA”*

November 20, 2020
By Samantha Ancona Esselmann, Ph.D., a 23andMe Ancestry Product ScientistThe genetic ancestry testing industry† is younger than Facebook.Since the mid-aughts, around 35 million people have “done their DNA,” and as…
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23andMe Introduces Genetics Bingo Game to Help Families Connect Over the Holidays

November 18, 2020
The virtual game offers a fun way to learn about traits you may not know are genetically influencedIf you’re like us, you love to play games with your family over…
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How a Health Report Became a Wake-Up Call for Healthier Habits

November 17, 2020
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, so we wanted to share Bob’s story with you about how learning about his genetic risk for type 2 diabetes gave him the motivation…
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Cats and Dogs and People

November 12, 2020
Research shows that there really are “cat people” and “dog people.” Being one or the other is associated with differences in personality and well-being, according to new data analyzed by…
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23andMe to Study Systemic Sclerosis

November 10, 2020
23andMe recently launched a genetic study of systemic sclerosis, a rare autoimmune disease that results in the hardening and thickening of the skin and other organs, for which there is…
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23andMe Receives Data Security and Privacy Certifications

October 29, 2020
23andMe recently received two additional privacy certifications from third-party auditors, while successfully re-certifying an existing security certification.  ISO certifications are awarded after extensive audits by independent third-parties. An international standard-setting…
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Annual Genetics Conference Goes All Online This Year

October 27, 2020
Like almost everything this year, the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics will be virtual.Instead of having thousands of scientists converge on a city for a week…
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