Category: 23andMe and you

What’s Your Type?

By Danielle Hayes We are all unique, and knowing our genotypes at specific places in our genomes may give each of us a better understanding as to why. Danielle Hayes Job: Health, raw data, research and sample processing specialist on the Customer Care Team From: Missoula, Montana Education: BS, ...

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All About that Base (Pair): The Significance of your Genotypes

By Clare Raczkowski I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but you don’t have a gene for being tall, or a gene for caffeine addiction or a gene for intelligence. No one does. In an effort to simplify the science, the media sometimes talks about genetics and the influence of genes in these terms. But there is not ...

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A Father’s Day Ode to the Y-Chromosome

By Cameron Kruse Around this time every year we turn our attention toward the patriarchs of our respective families and collectively ask: “What should we get dad for father’s day?” Today, I want to step back and ask just the opposite: “Genetically, what do we get from dad?” As a customer care ...

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Don’t Know Much About History?

High school teacher Thomas Holterman wanted to show his students that some of the human story and our own family history are written in our DNA if we choose to explore it. Holterman is one of four teachers who won an award for lesson plans they developed as part of the Genetics Learning Challenge, ...

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Everyone’s A Winner

Last month we announced the three winners in 23andMe’s first-ever Genetics Image Contest, but we felt like everyone came out ahead by helping to bridge the gap in genetics education. On top of giving out awards to individual winners, 23andMe also gave out stipends to the three schools with the highest ...

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Genetics Image Contest

If you haven’t already, there’s still time to submit entries in 23andMe’s first “Genetics Image Contest.” We're extending the deadline to get your entries in so you really have no excuse not to send in something. We are also expanding who is eligible to enter, allowing all US residents who are 18 and older ...

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A DNA Day Quiz

It's been more than 60 years since Francis Crick and James Watson described the double helix structure of DNA. And a little over a decade since scientists first decoded the human genome. But there is still much to discover about human genetics. Find out what you can learn about your own DNA with this fun ...

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23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki On The Future of Genetics

If you weren't in Austin for the South-by-Southwest conference, here's video of Anne's keynote speech on the future of genetics. ...

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23andMe’s Health Content Scientists

You might know them as bloggers, but several of our main contributors are Health Content Scientists here at 23andMe. Their day-to-day work touches on nearly every aspect of what 23andMe does. While they do a lot, their main job is finding the most important, scientifically valid and actionable genetic ...

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Behind the Scenes at the Lab

Curiosity. The desire to be informed and healthier. The need to know ourselves and our histories better. Whatever your reason is for joining 23andMe, we make it pretty simple. Order a kit, create an account, spit in a tube, and mail it back. In just a few weeks, you log on to the website and learn what your ...

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