The DNA Interest Group at the University of Iowa

March 15, 2018
Note: As the manager of 23andMe’s Education and Academia Program, I absolutely love my job! Not only do I get to work with inspiring scientists and researchers at 23andMe, I...
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New Research on the Genetics of Empathy, and How it Relates to Autism

March 12, 2018
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have found that it isn’t just your environment and experiences that influence the empathy you feel for others, your genes also play a small but important role and this connection also sheds new light on the biology of autism.
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23andMe Expands Ancestry Composition With Another 120 Regions

February 28, 2018
23andMe expands by five fold the number of regions used its interactive Ancestry Composition report, vastly increasing your ability to peer deeper into your genetic origins, connect you to different populations around the world, and learn more about yourself.
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Your Traits Never Looked Better

February 27, 2018
23andMe updates its trait reports, giving them a new look and taking into account genetic and non-genetic factors for results.
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A Neanderthal Renaissance

February 27, 2018
The earliest art on the European continent, the distinct red pigment paintings of animals, hand prints, and geometric shapes that decorate the walls of Spanish caves, were not made by...
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Researchers studying personality traits improve method for identifying genetic associations

February 21, 2018
Scientists have found a new method that could help illuminate the many genetic variants that contribute to personality traits and psychological disorders.Both genetics and environmental factors influence personality. Estimates suggest...
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A Need for Diversity in Research

February 15, 2018
In honor of Black History Month, several 23andMe researchers participated in a two-day event in honor of Henrietta Lacks and her contribution to science.On top of honoring Henrietta’s life, the...
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February 11, 2018
Just in time for Valentine's Day 23andMe looks at the data and finds that more people prefer salty snacks to sweet ones, and among those who like chocolate most prefer dark.
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The DNA of a Champion

February 09, 2018
This year, 23andMe is a proud supporter of NBC’s coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.This campaign is a first for us, but we have always been big fans and...
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23andMe Launches The Global Genetics Project

February 08, 2018
23andMe launches a Global Genetics Project recruiting thousands of individuals with recent heritage from dozens of countries in Africa, Oceania, Asia, and the Americas to improve research in underrepresented populations, and reveal new insights into patterns of human migration and genetic diversity.
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