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.
In the study, 23andMe researchers found 35 genetic variants that were significantly associated with motion sickness. Some of those variants, which were identified for the first time, are in or near genes involved in the development of the eye and ear, while other variants appear to be involved in neurological processes and the regulation of glucose and insulin.
The work also confirmed previously known phenotypic associations between motion sickness and other conditions such as migraines, vertigo, and morning sickness as well as postoperative nausea and vomiting.
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