Large Study Offers Insight into Parkinson’s

May 27, 2020
Using data from four million 23andMe research participants, scientists studying Parkinson’s disease made new findings that may help efforts by drug hunters looking for ways to treat the disease. The study also included data from the Broad Institute’s Genome Aggregation Database (gnomAD) and was one of seven published in the journal Nature Medicine that leverage this data meant to bring together exome and sequence data from many sources for researchers.
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Connecting with Family Across Borders

May 15, 2020
For International Day of Families, 23andMe wanted to share with you what amounts to an international family story.Life has been good for Paul Knoll. He and his wife raised two sons…
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23andMe Expands its Genetic Study of COVID-19

May 13, 2020
Already with almost half a million participants, including several thousand who have had the virus, 23andMe is expanding its COVID-19 genetics study. The study is now open to people who have been hospitalized with severe cases of the virus but are not currently 23andMe customers.
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New 23andMe BRCA Study Published

May 06, 2020
A new 23andMe study found that many with a BRCA genetic variant associated with an increased risk for breast, ovarian, and other cancers do not have a strong family history of cancer meaning they would likely not qualify for clinical genetic testing under current criteria.
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A 23andMe Skeptic Changes Her Mind

April 29, 2020
A 23andMe skeptic changes her mind after testing and learning that she had genetic predispositions for Celiac disease and Type 2 diabetes, two conditions she has.
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COVID-19 and the immune system’s double-edged sword

April 24, 2020
We don’t yet know all the factors that influence our immune systems’ responses to COVID-19. Research shows there are clear genetic differences in susceptibility to other infectious diseases — with much of that variation found in genes involved in the immune system. But our environment likely plays a big role in how well our immune systems function, too.
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Celebrate your Ancient DNA with a New Neanderthal Report

April 23, 2020
23andMe customers can celebrate their ancient DNA with a New Neanderthal Report, where they’ll find new trait associations, and new features to share their results.
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23andMe Maps the Way We Eat 

April 19, 2020
By Stella Aslibekyan, Briana Cameron and Teresa FilshteinA recent 23andMe blog post explored the old adage “you are what you eat,” examining the relationship between eating habits and their health…
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A New Study on Pain

April 17, 2020
In collaboration with scientists at the pharmaceutical company Grünenthal, 23andMe conducted an online pain study to better understand differences in pain sensitivity, as well as the role genetics plays how we experience pain.
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Health Inspiration

April 15, 2020
Using 23andMe helped inspire Mary to take charge of her health and lose weight. It also connected her to a new niece and nephew.
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