Feb 18, 2015 - Health + Traits

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 some of the better stories, including coverage in Fast Company, the Atlantic and Time. We also wanted to share some of the findings in the study using this fun infographic.

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.

Note: this post has been altered from the original; the accompanying  graphic has been removed, along with select text.

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