The Genetics of Hemorrhoids

May 10, 2021
Along with being uncomfortable, hemorrhoids are uncomfortable to talk about which may in part explain why little research has been done on the condition. But a large new international study…
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Mother’s Day Miracle

May 05, 2021
For almost five years Megan McCarthy didn’t celebrate Mother’s Day. She couldn’t, it was too painful.  It reminded her of losing her mom, who passed away 13 years ago. It…
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The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Sleep

May 04, 2021
If you’ve had trouble sleeping over the last year, you’re not alone, according to a new national sleep survey from 23andMe. The new data indicate that another side-effect of the…
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DNA Day 2021

April 23, 2021
We’re all about the science here at 23andMe, and that’s what makes DNA Day so special for us here.  Established back in 2003, DNA Day was meant to commemorate two…
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The Genetics of Allergies

April 15, 2021
For many people, sniffling, sneezing, and rubbing itchy eyes is a rite of spring. Pollen wafting through the air from budding trees, grasses, and flowers during spring triggers allergy attacks…
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Clear-Eyed About A Risk for AMD

April 09, 2021
When it comes to her health, there is no bliss in ignorance for Kelly Anderson. “For me, I’ve always wanted to know. I’ve always wanted to know what’s happening or…
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Raising Awareness of Parkinson’s Disease

April 06, 2021
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. It also marks the 12th anniversary of 23andMe’s groundbreaking Parkinson’s Research community, which is now the largest genetic research cohort for Parkinson’s disease in the…
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Tasty Genetics of a Supertaster

March 30, 2021
It’s not a superpower, but the genetics behind being what some call a “supertaster” might make for a pretty good argument against eating your broccoli. Supertasters have the good fortune,…
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Research for People Like Me

March 26, 2021
Myriam Raber, a dentist in northeastern Ohio, is often mistaken for what she is not. “I let people label me sometimes,” Myriam said. “I go the hospital, and they look…
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Scientists uncover new information about how hard-to-treat genetic diseases are inherited

March 25, 2021
A new study by scientists at 23andMe, the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), and the University of Toronto offers insight into how the nuclear genome controls the emergence of mutations…
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