Category: 23andMe and you

Sleepy Time

A warm glass of milk and the right genes may be the secret to a settled deep sleep, and better health. Your genetics are among many factors — like your age, diet and environment —  that influence your ability to get a good night’s rest. And, in turn, shut eye plays an important role in your health. The ...

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23andMe’s New Ancestry Timeline

Robin Smith, 23ndMe Senior Scientist When did that 2 percent Yakut ancestry make its way into your family tree? The newest 23andMe Ancestry feature may have the answer for you. This feature is another first for 23andMe, which broke new ground by offering customers a detailed accounting of their genetic ...

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Genetics Education And The One And Only Me

23andMe again turned to Ariana Killoran to complete its newest book, The One And Only Me, which communicates the complicated and important science of genetics in a way that kids can understand. This is the second children’s book on genetics by Ariana, an illustrator who has worked with the company since its ...

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Meet Your Chromosome Painting

Sarah Laskey, 23andMe Product Scientist The Chromosome Painting is one of my favorite parts of the 23andMe experience because it is packed with information. Then again, it can also be a little intimidating because it shows so much all at once. In this blog post, I’ll walk through some basics of what your ...

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Sharing and Protecting Your Genetic Information

By James Rathmell, 23andMe Privacy Fellow Our mission at 23andMe is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. One way we do this is by giving community members the ability to connect with distant and close genetic relatives with our sharing tools. We have two main tools you can use ...

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Brain Game

We assume that, like a knife dulled by repeated use, as we age our brain loses the sharp edge of youth, but the truth is more complicated than that. Some brain functions get worse; some get better. Looking to add another layer of data for scientists studying the relationship between genetics, aging and ...

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Designing the New 23andMe Homepage

A Personalized Guide to the Incredible You By Scott Andress, Director of Product Design at 23andMe Your 23andMe results have arrived. The day you’ve been waiting for is here. It’s the culmination of curiosity, mystery – even trepidation. What will you find out about yourself and your family? The answers ...

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23andPrivacy: Your Data and Law Enforcement

By Kate Black and Zerina Curevac* Since our founding a decade ago, 23andMe has only received requests from law enforcement for information regarding five of our more than 1.2 million customers. In each of these cases, 23andMe successfully resisted the request and protected our customers’ data from release to ...

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Seeing Double

Twins have long fascinated us as humans, so much so that twin stories are ingrained in the mythology of almost every culture. Beyond folklore, the study of twins has also become bedrock for much of what we know about the genetics of many traits, diseases and other conditions. For scientists, twins offer a ...

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