Western Wildfires Increased Asthma Attacks in 2020   

March 03, 2021
By Christophe Tchakouté, 23andMe Biostatistician The number of weekly asthma attacks among people in the U.S. with active asthma increased by 10 percent in 2020 compared to the year before,…
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Participating for Better Equity in Research

February 26, 2021
Jordan Carroll, a social worker and patient advocate in San Diego, has a simple answer for why he’s participating in 23andMe’s Black Representation in Genetic Research study:  “I was happy…
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Hope, Healthcare, and Black Lives

February 25, 2021
By L. Okey Onyejekwe Jr., MD, JD,  23andMe’s Vice President of Healthcare Operations and Medical Affairs Why did we need a separate month for Black history? I’ve answered this question…
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Inspiring Others to Participate in Research

February 24, 2021
Maurice at home in Atlanta. People who know Maurice Hayes know he’s passionate about science, healthcare, and prevention. It’s personal for him. For three decades, he’s worked as an MRI…
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Black Representation in Genetic Research Study

February 23, 2021
As part of 23andMe’s ongoing effort to improve diversity in biomedical research, we recently began work on our Black Representation in Genetic Research study. This study aims to understand the…
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The New Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at 23andMe

February 16, 2021
Meet Melinda King, 23andMe’s new Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and People Business Partner.Melinda previously served as an Assistant Vice President at the University of Alabama, her alma…
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Help Solving A Personal Medical Mystery

February 11, 2021
It started with bad sinus infections, then regular bouts of bronchitis, a seasonal cycle that gradually worsened over three decades. About ten years ago, this cycle evolved into pneumonia, putting…
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Reflecting on Improving Diversity in 23andMe Research for Black History Month

February 03, 2021
February marks a time to remember and celebrate people of the African diaspora. To kick off a Black History Month of reflection, we’d like to highlight some of the projects…
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Take Action for Heart Health

February 01, 2021
February is American Heart Month: a time to learn about heart disease and healthy lifestyle actions you can take to prevent it.  Heart disease is responsible for over 600,000 deaths…
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Navigating Family DNA Surprises, A Guide for Healthcare Providers

January 31, 2021
By Brianne Kirkpatrick, MS, LCGCHealthcare providers are used to the unexpected from patients showing up in the clinic: A scan ordered for liver symptoms might reveal a spot in the…
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