The Gene Machine

Each expectant parent brings their own unique mix of emotions to pregnancy, but all of them share the same hope of simply having a healthy and happy baby. Couples go through a slew of tests — from blood draws, to ultrasounds and sometimes amniocentesis. Increasingly, they are also turning to genetic ...

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Coming Home

The best things take time, or at least that’s one way of looking at why Jonathan Hay waited so long to meet his biological mother in person. “I’ve been avoiding it for two years out of fear,” said Jonathan, a music producer and publicist. But the fear evaporated when the two finally met in ...

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The Neanderthal Cookbook

It’s not quite waffles and paella, but it appears that Neanderthals were omnivores who adapted to eating whatever was available to them in the regions where they lived. DNA samples extracted from ancient plaque on teeth found in a cave in Belgium and from those found at a site in Northern Spain indicate ...

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The role of genetics in male-pattern baldness

In the largest genetic study of male patterned baldness to date, scientists at the University of Bonn working in collaboration with 23andMe and other institutions, have found more than 60 genetic variants associated with balding, offering not just new insights into the biology of the condition, but ...

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A Wish Comes True

Maria Biskie spent her life searching. Born in the Philippines in 1973, she never knew her father. In her lowest moments, she’d longed to have him by her side. That day came earlier this year, after testing with 23andMe. “There were a lot of times in my life which were very rough and very hard for me,” ...

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23andMe Releases First-of-its Kind Genetic Weight Report

Large scale genetic and non-genetic data plus machine learning, used to provide personalized portraits of how genes and lifestyle impact weight Have you ever wondered if it's your genes keeping you from fitting into your jeans? You're not alone, and plenty of research shows that the genetic cards we are ...

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Sleepy Time

A warm glass of milk and the right genes may be the secret to a settled deep sleep, and better health. Your genetics are among many factors — like your age, diet and environment —  that influence your ability to get a good night’s rest. And, in turn, shut eye plays an important role in your health. The ...

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New Fertility Study Launches

Women today often make decisions about their fertility largely based on age, but research has shown that environment, lifestyle, and genomics can also impact a woman’s ability to conceive. A new Fertility Research Community launched by the next-generation women’s health company Celmatix, and 23andMe, will ...

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New Research on the Shared Genetics of Autoimmune Disease and Allergies

In what researchers believe is the largest genome-wide association study ever done on the shared genetics of allergy and autoimmune diseases, scientists have identified genetic variants that influence risk for both conditions. “To our knowledge, no previous study has had sufficient statistical power to ...

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New genetic variant found to influence skin cancer risk

New research by scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine and 23andMe sheds more light on the genetics of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Published today in the journal Oncotarget, this genome wide association study quickly replicated 21 genetic variants associated with melanoma ...

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