The Other Side of the Story

Earlier this month, we wrote about Jess, who with the help of her 23andMe results discovered that 100 years ago her grandfather had been accidentally switched at birth with another baby boy and raised by Jewish immigrant parents while the baby he was switched with by an Irish Catholic family. The ...

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Steady On

Like all good photographers Alan Babbitt sees what’s invisible to most of us. With a steady hand and a willingness to go almost anywhere for a good shot, Alan spent decades turning his lens on people and places to create images he thought would draw the viewer in and tell a story. “I’d call it street ...

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Daring DNA

Here’s to those who dare. Viewers of Sunday night’s Oscars got a chance to see a new ad campaign by Cadillac that honors those who “Dare Greatly” and our very own CEO was featured in the new campaign. Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe’s co-founder and CEO, is one of the four visionaries honored by Cadillac. ...

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A Note to Our Customers Regarding the FDA

By Anne Wojcicki Today, 23andMe was granted authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Bloom syndrome carrier status report. This is an important first step in fulfilling our commitment to return genetic health reports to consumers in the US. This is also the first-time ...

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What The FDA Decision Means For 23andMe Customers

What does getting this marketing authorization mean for existing and future customers? As the first direct to consumer genetic test to complete the regulatory pathway, 23andMe’s Bloom Syndrome Carrier Status test was given marketing authorization through the de novo pathway. This is the first ...

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New Research On Risks For Older Moms

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and 23andMe have found possible clues to why older mothers face a higher risk for having babies born with conditions such as Down syndrome that are characterized by abnormal chromosome numbers. Published in the journal Nature ...

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Let’s Talk About Parkinson’s

On Thursday and Friday, 23andMe will be participating in two online events hosted by the Michael J. Fox Foundation focused on Parkinson’s disease and some of the latest research into its genetic underpinning. On Thursday February 19th, at 12 pm EST, the Michael J. Fox Foundation will host a webinar titled ...

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Feeling Woozy, Motion Sickness Redux

We’re feeling a little dizzy trying to keep track of all the coverage 23andMe’s new study on motion sickness received or it might just be this infographic. The paper, which came out in late January, was the first ever genome-wide association study of the very common condition. We want to share with you ...

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Chocolate, It’s Complicated

It turns out that whether you like dark chocolate or milk chocolate may have a little bit to do with your genetics. We know that our bitter and sweet taste perceptions are highly associated with different genetic variants. A lot of work has focused specifically on bitter taste perception associated with ...

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Meeting At the Crossroads

A skull found in a previously undisturbed cave in Israel may hold important new evidence not just about when modern humans migrated out of Africa, but also when and where they crossed paths and may have mixed with our ancient cousins, the Neanderthals, according to a paper published last month by scientists ...

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