genetics 101

Genetics Education And The One And Only Me

December 20, 2016
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...
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“Best Day Ever”

December 23, 2015
A big part of our mission is to help advance genetics education. We had a rewarding opportunity to do so last Friday, as the 23andMe Education Team hosted a holiday...
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Efforts to Improve Genetic Literacy

July 29, 2015
A set of national genetic science standards for elementary through high school students in the United States offers a modest improvement over state-based standards, but still falls short of conveying...
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What’s Your Type?

July 21, 2015
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. with an alphabet made up...
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A Father’s Day Ode to the Y-Chromosome

June 19, 2015
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, we want...
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Don’t Know Much About History?

June 02, 2015
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...
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Everyone’s A Winner

December 11, 2014
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....
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Genetics Image Contest

September 25, 2014
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...
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A DNA Day Quiz

April 25, 2014
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...
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Coursera’s Useful Genetics Wows

May 15, 2013
If you haven’t yet heard, college is expensive. Darn expensive. Thankfully, there are now free online universities for those of us daunted by the hefty price tag attached to traditional...
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