Researchers identify genes associated with longer reproductive lifespan in women

August 04, 2021
A new study that identified genes linked to longer fertility in women comes as data show a sharp decline in birth rates during the pandemic, which accentuated a decades-long trend...
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A Conversation with the Scleroderma Research Foundation’s Gloria Blecha

July 26, 2021
Systemic sclerosis, a form of scleroderma, is a rare disease that causes the hardening of the body’s connective tissue. Gloria Blecha, the Director of Community Engagement at the Scleroderma Research...
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Scientists Cooperate to Map the Human Genetics of COVID-19

July 20, 2021
Earlier this summer, a consortium that included more than 3,000 researchers and scientists from around the world jointly published a summary analysis on genetic clues linked to both the susceptibility...
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Living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

June 24, 2021
Recently we chatted with Bill Vick, founder of PF Warriors, a non-profit group for people living with pulmonary fibrosis, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Being diagnosed with IPF, as with...
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New Insights into the Use of Genetics to Study Rare Disease

June 21, 2021
Researchers at 23andMe described what is believed to be the largest genomic study of rare diseases ever done in a groundbreaking new paper. The study offers up a potential alternative method for gaining insight into these challenging-to-study conditions.
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New Research Offers Insights into Cataracts

June 14, 2021
Researchers at Kaiser Permanente identified dozens of new genetic associations for increased risk of age-related cataracts, one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide.The study, published in the journal Nature...
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Trust the Science by Supporting Trans Health Care

June 08, 2021
In honor of Pride month, 23andMe science communication program manager, Jey McCreight, writes about what the science says about gender identity and health.
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Scientists Find Genetic Link to Loss of Smell Among COVID-19 Patients

June 02, 2021
Researchers at 23andMe have identified a new genetic variant associated with COVID-19 induced loss of smell and taste. The findings, published in a preprint released on medRxiv, note that the...
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How was your sex determined? It might be a lot more complicated than you think

June 01, 2021
By Samantha Ancona Esselmann, Ph.D., and Chelsea Robertson* Editor’s note: A version of this post originally appeared earlier this year in our premium content for 23andMe+ members. We are reposting...
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Study Offers More Insights into the Genetics of Depression

June 01, 2021
A massive new genome-wide association study led by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is shedding new light on the genetic underpinnings of major depression.More than 16 million Americans are...
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