Happy Father’s Day

June 13, 2018
23andMe brought together five fathers with children they connected with through 23andMe. For most, this was their first Father’s Day with a grown son or daughter they hadn’t known they even had, until discovering their genetic connection through 23andMe.
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Hangry Like The Wolf

June 12, 2018
23andMe researchers have found genetic associations between feeling angry and irritable when hungry, or in other words feeling “hangry.” The results suggest that feeling angry and irritable when hungry may have origins in the genes that govern our personalities and mental health.
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Betty’s Wish

June 08, 2018
On her birthday in April Betty Jeannotte joined a pretty exclusive club when she turned 100.She didn’t want to make a big fuss, but the managers at the senior living...
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Machine Learning and Genetics

June 06, 2018
Editor’s note: This post first appeared in the quarterly magazine the DNA Decoder, a publication written by students, for students. The magazine is designed to help students across the nation...
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Genetic Researcher Feature: Dr. Heather C. Mefford

June 04, 2018
Heather C. Mefford MD and PHD shares some of her thoughts and experiences about her work as a physician and researcher, offering insight into a career in STEM.
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23andMe’s Newest Genetic Health Risk Report

May 31, 2018
23andMe's new G6PD Deficiency* report provides information on whether a customer has a variant called Val68Met, which can lead to defects in an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, or G6PD, that is associated with a form of anemia.
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New Genetic Research on Nearsightedness

May 29, 2018
A massive new study by a consortium of researchers offers the most detailed view yet of the role genetics plays in nearsightedness.This is most extensive study of on nearsightedness to...
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Study digs into why loss of skin pigmentation from vitiligo also reduces skin cancer risk

May 22, 2018
A new study by researchers at Indiana University, Stanford University, Duke University and the University of Texas at Houston, offers some new insight into why the loss of skin pigmentation, due to vitiligo, also reduces the risk for skin cancer. The study included data about 290,000 23andMe customers who consented to participate in research as well as data from another 2,800 individuals from the MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 14, 2018
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re taking a moment to highlight how anyone can be there for the people in their lives by starting a conversation about mental...
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Happy Mother’s Day

May 10, 2018
Five 23andMe customers came together this past week to reunite with the biological mother’s they found through 23andMe to celebrate their first Mother’s Day. One even met her biological mother for the very first time at this reunion.
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