23andMe Studies Healthy Behavior Change

February 13, 2020
Why are some of us able to more easily make healthy behavior changes, and others struggle? 23andMe is researching both the genetic and non-factors around making healthy behavior changes.
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The Genetics of Loneliness and its Impact on Health

January 27, 2020
Humans are social animals. We thrive through contact with other people, and the importance of that connection can be seen by what happens in its absence. Several studies have shown the...
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Genes and Behaviors Associated with New Year’s Resolutions

January 13, 2020
23andMe has studied the genetic and non-genetic factors involved with making and keeping New Year's resolutions.
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23andMe Research Highlights from 2019

January 03, 2020
Capping the decade 23andMe Research Highlights in 2019 capped a decade of innovation. Over the last ten years, 23andMe researchers have completed or collaborated on more than 150 published studies. The pace of that discovery, and the breadth of our research, has only grown over time illustrated in the papers published in 2019 alone. 
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The Genetic Influence on Retinal Detachment

December 13, 2019
Researchers in the UK have found new genetic associations making some people more prone retinal detachment. A study that used data from the UK Biobank and 23andMe has identified six genes or gene regions associated with the common but serious condition that can lead to vision impairment or even blindness if not treated.
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The Genetic Impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

October 24, 2019
23andMe researchers presented one of the first and largest, broad-scale studies using genetic data to look at the human impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
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23andMe Looks at Parenthood and Sleep Quality

October 22, 2019
Parenthood has its rewards, but a good night's sleep isn't one of them. 23andMe researchers found that parents, particularly single moms, reported worse sleep.
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Survey Finds 23andMe Customers Make Positive Changes to Their Health

October 16, 2019
A new survey of 23andMe’s Health + Ancestry customers conducted by M/A/R/C® Research found that more than three-quarters reported that after receiving their personalized genetic reports they made at least...
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Data Shows Your Gender, Diet and Age All Impact Exercise Frequency

October 14, 2019
Data from 23andMe shows that age, gender, and diet all have an impact on exercise frequency.
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First Estimates for Uniparental Disomy, a Rare Genetic Phenomenon

October 10, 2019
Research drawn from 23andMe data has for the first time allowed scientists to estimate the frequency of a very rare genetic phenomenon known as “uniparental disomy,” or UPD. In UPD the...
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