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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...
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...
All About that Base (Pair): The Significance of your Genotypes
July 16, 2015
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...
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...
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...
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. One...
23andMe Carrier Status Reports
October 21, 2014
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...
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...
23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki On The Future of Genetics
April 16, 2014
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.