An Interview with 23andMe’s Parkinson’s disease program Manager Paul Cannon

September 21, 2018
23andMe’s Parkinson’s research community manager, Paul Cannon shares his experience with Deep Brain Stimulation to treat his Parkinson’s symptoms.
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Siblings reunite using 23andMe

September 20, 2018
Abandoned in Korea, siblings Justin and Renee reunite after 34 years later using 23andMe.
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The Podcast Spit

September 14, 2018
Spit, a new 23andMe’s new podcast with iHeart Radio, is hosted by the writer, comedian and cultural critic, Baratunde Thurston, in conversation with artists, scientists and thinkers talking about how DNA testing is changing perspectives about identity, family, and race.
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Raising Awareness Of Celiac Disease

September 13, 2018
September 13th is National Celiac Awareness Day, meant to raise awareness of the more than three million Americans with celiac disease and to commemorate the birth of Dr. Samuel Gee, who first identified the link between the symptoms of celiac and diet. Despite his pioneering work more than a century ago, researchers are still trying to fully understand this severe autoimmune disease that can damage the small intestines and lead to the inability to absorb nutrients from food. The condition, which runs in families, is challenging to diagnose and impacts only about 1 percent of the population. While there is promising research on the disease, right now the only known treatment is a gluten-free diet. In part because of those dietary recommendations, celiac is sometimes confused with gluten sensitivity, which impacts about 18 million Americans or six times the number of individuals with celiac.
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23andMe Genetics Clubs Get Exclusive Screening of New Film

September 07, 2018
23andMe Genetic Clubs in colleges across the country will be hosting a free screenings of the new documentary film, Thank You for Coming by Sarah Lamm, as well as a Q&A with the director.
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An update to our API Program

September 06, 2018
23andMe has decided to make changes to its API program and establish new standards around scientific integrity and privacy that will be required for partners to be accepted.
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The DNA of a Family Reunion

September 04, 2018
Twins Marsann and Marsine used their 23andMe’s ancestry results to help plan a reunion and piece together their family history.
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Is The Vitamin D Hype All It’s Made Out to Be? New Bone Fractures Study Provides Some Clues

August 29, 2018
Using data from 23andMe and others, an international team of researchers has identified 15 genetic variants related to an increased risk of bone fractures, and used genomic information on other risk factors to examine their causal role in developing fractures; finding that only bone mineral density and muscle strength are correlated with susceptibility of bone fractures.
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Scientists Identify Genes associated with Cannabis Use

August 27, 2018
In the largest genome-wide association study of its kind, researchers have identified 35 genes associated with cannabis use, and found overlapping genetic associations with risk-taking behavior and a risk for schizophrenia.
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New African & East Asian Details in 23andMe’s Latest Ancestry Composition Update

August 21, 2018
23andMe has added new and more diverse reference populations, allowing customers with African and East Asian ancestry to see a more detailed breakdown of their Ancestry Composition. The update was made possible thanks to the contributions of 23andMe customers, as well as new sources of publicly available data such as the 1000 Genomes Project, and from the company’s own African Genetics Project.
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