Stepping Back Up Amid COVID-19

September 18, 2020
New data from 23andMe shows that although people became less active early in the COVID-19 pandemic, activity-levels measured in steps have gone back up.
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23andMe COVID-19 Study Findings Published

September 09, 2020
This week 23andMe scientists published findings from the first four months of our COVID-19 study using data from more than a million research participants that found both genetic and non-genetic...
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Study Highlights How Common Genetic Variants Are that Impact Drug Processing

September 08, 2020
A majority of people have at least one genetic variant in the CYP2C19 gene that may alter how their bodies process commonly prescribed drugs.
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New Insights from Lupus Research

August 24, 2020
23andMe shares insights from its Lupus Research Study, one of the largest genetic studies of the condition to date. Although the study did not find any new genetic associations, the research did reveal new details on symptoms, and associated conditions.
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Social Distancing during COVID-19 — Who, When, Where

August 11, 2020
23andMe’s research into COVID-19 reveals that amid the pandemic between April and June, adherence to social distancing measures waned, only to go back up in July as cases spiked again.
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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Impact of COVID-19

August 06, 2020
Blacks and Latinos are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, according to new data from scientists at 23andMe, illustrating the racial disparities in the impact of the virus.
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23andMe Paper on Transatlantic Slave Trade Published

July 23, 2020
Published today in the American Journal of Human Genetics, a paper by 23andMe scientists using genetic data offers one of the most comprehensive investigations of the transatlantic slave trade ever done.
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Researchers Identify New Genetic Associations for Allergies, Asthma and Eczema

July 02, 2020
Using data from the UK Biobank and 23andMe, researchers found new genetic associations for allergies, asthma, and eczema by studying the age of onset.
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One Thousand Steps Less, Looking at Activity Changes During COVID-19

June 25, 2020
People are walking a lot less and sleeping more since efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 began in March, according to new data compiled by 23andMe. Researchers looked at data from 33,000 individuals, who consented to participate in research, and included about 20 million data points tracking more than two months of activity. While we know the virus itself presents serious health risks, these changes in daily behavior may also impact our health in more subtle ways.
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23andMe finds evidence that blood type plays a role in COVID-19 

June 08, 2020
Preliminary data from 23andMe's massive COVID-19 study lends more support to the importance of blood type in susceptibility to the virus and the severity of symptoms. Early data indicate that the O blood type may be protective against COVID-19.
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