Human Origins

June 26, 2017
Bones found in an old mine at Jebel Irhoud in Morocco have scientists rethinking their understanding of mankind’s origins in Africa —indicating that our story there is much more complicated...
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Celebrating Diversity

June 22, 2017
Sprinkled in the crowds at Pride marches this weekend, as with every year, will be employees from 23andMe, who will be there with their families, partners and friends to support...
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World Refugee Day

June 20, 2017
Today more than ever, it’s easy to focus on all that separates us, but our DNA tells another story. Having just landed in a small boat, a refugee family walks...
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The role of genetics in personality and schizophrenia

June 19, 2017
Researchers have identified genes that influence both the risk for schizophrenia and the development of certain personality traits.The work published late last month in the journal Scientific Reports, a Nature...
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The Legacy of Loving

June 16, 2017
A generation ago it was a felony to marry across racial lines in Virginia and 15 other states in the south, and the repercussions of those laws are still felt...
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Happy Father’s Day

June 14, 2017
This Father’s Day is a little different for Esther Blue.This year, after finding her biological father, Farhad, with the help of 23andMe, she can actually wish him a Happy Father’s...
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The African American Sequencing Project

June 12, 2017
In a move to improve diversity in genetic research, this week 23andMe will start recruiting eligible customers to participate in the creation of an African American sequencing panel for research.With...
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Why Do Mosquitoes Pester Some People More Than Others? It’s in the Genes

June 08, 2017
A first of its kind study found genetic associations between not just how much more attractive some of us are to mosquitoes, but the severity of the reaction to their bites.
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23andMe Genome Research Day

June 07, 2017
Every day at 23andMe is a research day.But recently, we had our very first “23andMe Genome Research Day”, during which our scientists shared a little about what we do, and...
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The Genetics of Empathy

June 06, 2017
In a first-of-its kind study looking at empathy, researchers have found strong evidence that the ability to read and understand emotions in others simply by looking into their eyes is...
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