Important Goal Reached for IBD Study

In an important milestone for research, 23andMe has enrolled 10,000 people to participate in a study focused on understanding the role genetics plays in the onset and progression of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. In collaboration with Pfizer, Inc, 23andMe’s IBD Study is unique in its size, and its use of ...

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Reinventing The Way We See Family

I love family. Modern families. Blended families. Adopted families. And, DNA families. Over the last ten years, I’ve seen the ancestry part of our genetic service change lives. Every day I watch people connect with their DNA family, and see how the concept of family can evolve into something greater — ...

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Genetic Association Found for the Efficacy of A Popular Antidepressant

A new study has found a genetic variant associated with whether a commonly prescribed antidepressant is effective. In a recently published paper, scientists from Janssen Research & Development and 23andMe report finding a genetic association for the efficacy of the drug bupropion — marketed for ...

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Innovative Population Health Study Announced

Nevada-based Renown Health and the Desert Research Institute are collaborating with 23andMe in a population health study in that state. Combining health and environmental data collected by those institutions with genetic and phenotypic data from study participants who test with 23andMe, researchers hope to ...

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The Real Issue: Diversity in Genetics Research

A recent article in Quartz with the headline “23andMe has a problem when it comes to ancestry reports for people of color” provides an opportunity for us to discuss the real issue largely missed by the author — the need for diversity in genetics research, and biomedical research in general. It’s also an ...

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Why We Publish

From the beginning, 23andMe has published research findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Publishing is the most important way for scientists to share results and advance the understanding of science. It’s also a fundamental tradition of the scientific process — expose your work to the scrutiny of ...

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Drama in the Family

After she retired from teaching theater at a Florida college, Julia Gagne’s life took on its own unexpected dramatic arc. Although she’d been adopted at birth more than 65 years ago, Julia hadn’t spent much time searching for her biological family. When she tested with 23andMe a few years ago, it was more ...

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Our Three Fathers

As a wedding planner, Wendy Wojcik pays close attention to even the smallest of details, yet in her own life she always ignored one big one — the identity of her biological father. That all changed recently. Upon reaching her 50th birthday and mourning the loss of her mother, Wendy realized she wanted to ...

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Chronic Pain and Depression

Your genetics, whether your partner suffers from chronic pain and the environment you share with your partner, all contribute to your own risk for having the condition, according to a new study into the complex mix of environmental and genetic factors that influence both the risk for chronic pain and for ...

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New Study on Genetics of Common Type of Skin Cancer

With summer upon us many are hitting the beach or pool and taking in some rays. Of course we're also slathering on sunscreen, since with sun exposure comes risk for skin cancer. In the largest-to-date study of the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma,  researchers at Stanford University ...

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