genetics 101

DNA Day Events

April 14, 2008
DNA Day is being celebrated around the country on April 25, one week from Friday! To help you participate, we’ve compiled a list of DNA Day happenings. Drop us a...
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Fun Activities for DNA Day…Or Any Day!

April 07, 2008
DNA Day is less that three weeks away. Here are a few activities you can do with kids (and adults!) of all ages to celebrate on April 25. If you...
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Get Out There and Learn about DNA!

March 14, 2008
Fascinated by genetics? Curious about what the future of science will bring? Looking for a way to celebrate DNA Day on April 25? Here’s a list of museums from around...
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How’d We Get 23?

February 19, 2008
It’s a question we’re getting used to: “Why are you called 23andMe?” Many of you know the answer by now: our name refers to the 23 pairs of chromosomes usually...
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Why Mutations are Good

February 06, 2008
If you think mutations are just sinister events that create human flies and gigantic man-eating ants, you’re living in a ’50s B-movie. Though they sometimes cause big problems for the...
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SNPwatch:Shuffling SNPs Have Opposite Effect in Men and Women

January 31, 2008
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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My Genome is in a Tube of Spit?

January 04, 2008
Spit has DNA? Well, not exactly. Spit has cells in it, and the cells have DNA. For everything except bacteria (and some other types of single-celled organisms), DNA is wound...
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