23andMe and you

DNA Day!!!

April 23, 2010
Well, maybe we should say DNA weekend.   Sunday is officially DNA day, but a lot of festivities are happening today to accommodate classroom schedules.   Check your local libraries...
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DNA Day is Coming Soon!

April 12, 2010
DNA Day was created in 2003 by concurrent (Senate and House) congressional resolution to celebrate two important milestones in the study of genetics: the 50th anniversary of the description of...
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Genetics: Looking Back and Looking Forward

April 05, 2010
The tenth anniversary of the completion of the first draft of the human genome is approaching, apparently putting a lot of scientists in the mood for reflection on the past...
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Human Prehistory 101: Out of (Eastern) Africa

September 24, 2009
Take a look at the second installment of 23andMe’s Human Prehistory 101 series.   23andMe’s creative team (led by chief illustrator Ariana Killoran) recently released “Out of (Eastern) Africa.”  ...
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Europe’s First Farmers Came from Afar: New Clues Shed Light on Genetic Ancestry of Modern Europeans

September 09, 2009
About 10,000 years ago, the prehistoric hunter-gatherers of Europe began meeting some new neighbors. These farmers spread gradually at first, expanding from the Near East through Anatolia and the Balkans....
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More on ABO Blood Type: The Key to Compatibility

August 05, 2009
Editor’s note: This post has been edited to reflect the current product. When it comes to blood transfusions, what’s good for one person might be deadly for another. This might...
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Novel Techniques Suggest Neanderthal Populations Dwindled in the Face of Expanding Humans

July 22, 2009
The Neanderthals have always held a special place in the field of anthropology.   The skeletal remains of our short, stocky evolutionary relatives have been found everywhere from Spain to...
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The Disappearing Y: New Study Uncovers the History and Future of the Y Chromosome

July 20, 2009
It may be you’ve heard a rumor that males are on the brink of extinction. Whatever you may think of that prospect, the rumor is false. But over the past...
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Archaeologists Discover Early Example of Domesticated Camels

July 09, 2009
Most experts agree that the earliest examples of farming and animal domestication lie in the aptly named Fertile Crescent, in present day Iraq.   But still many questions have lingered...
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Introducing a Do-It-Yourself Revolution in Disease Research

July 07, 2009
There’s a high likelihood that a disease of some sort affects you or one of your relatives – every family seems to have ripples in its gene pool that define...
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