23andMe Research

The role of genetics in personality and schizophrenia

June 19, 2017
Researchers have identified genes that influence both the risk for schizophrenia and the development of certain personality traits.The work published late last month in the journal Scientific Reports, a Nature...
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The African American Sequencing Project

June 12, 2017
In a move to improve diversity in genetic research, this week 23andMe will start recruiting eligible customers to participate in the creation of an African American sequencing panel for research.With...
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Why Do Mosquitoes Pester Some People More Than Others? It’s in the Genes

June 08, 2017
A first of its kind study found genetic associations between not just how much more attractive some of us are to mosquitoes, but the severity of the reaction to their bites.
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23andMe Genome Research Day

June 07, 2017
Every day at 23andMe is a research day.But recently, we had our very first “23andMe Genome Research Day”, during which our scientists shared a little about what we do, and...
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The Genetics of Empathy

June 06, 2017
In a first-of-its kind study looking at empathy, researchers have found strong evidence that the ability to read and understand emotions in others simply by looking into their eyes is...
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New genetic variants found to influence psoriasis risk

May 28, 2017
In the largest genetic study of psoriasis to date, researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor have identified new variants associated with the chronic skin disease, bringing the...
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Speedy Recruitment for Fertility Study

May 26, 2017
With breathtaking speed, 23andMe and Celmatix have finished recruiting and enrolling participants in a groundbreaking study on fertility. Launched in February, the study aimed to enroll 4,500 women. It can...
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New genetic variants found to influence endometriosis risk

May 24, 2017
A study, led by researchers in Australia, found new genetic associations for endometriosis, a painful disorder that affects one in ten women, leaving many infertile.Published this week in the journal...
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23andMe and Grünenthal to Study the Genetics of Pain

May 03, 2017
Scientists with 23andMe and Grünenthal are collaborating on the largest of its kind research study to better understand the complexities of pain, chronic pain, and role genetics plays.
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New genetic variants found to influence puberty timing and cancer risk

April 27, 2017
In the largest study of its kind researchers at the University of Cambridge have identified more than 380 genetic variants associated with the timing of puberty in men and women. The...
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