Recruitment Goal Met for Systemic Sclerosis Genetic Study

August 11, 2022
In late 2020, 23andMe launched a genetic study of systemic sclerosis, a rare autoimmune disease that results in the hardening and thickening of the skin and other organs. Within 18...
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New Study Suggests Coffee During Pregnancy May Be OK After All

August 08, 2022
A new genetic study suggests drinking coffee during pregnancy does not negatively affect birthweight, nor does it increase the risk of a miscarriage, stillbirth, or premature birth. The new study counters previous studies that suggested that pregnant women should avoid caffeine.
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Study On Side Effects of Parkinson’s Medication

August 04, 2022
A new genetic study may help those looking for ways to avert some of the troubling side effects of a common medication used to treat Parkinson’s disease.Parkinson’s is sometimes treated...
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We Got the Beat

June 19, 2022
A new genetic study in the journal Nature Human Behavior led by researchers at Vanderbilt University and 23andMe found more than 60 regions of the genome associated with beat synchronization, the ability to move in time with the beat of music.
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Anxiety and Depression Raise the Risk for Long COVID

May 24, 2022
A new 23andMe study found that a history of depression or anxiety was associated with more than a two-fold increase in the risk of being diagnosed with Long COVID. The study, among the largest done to date on long COVID, also found the women were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with long COVID, and that being vaccinated has a a modest impact on resolving symptoms for about 20 percent of those with long COVID but has no effect for about half of those with the condition.
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Postdoc Opportunities at 23andMe

May 06, 2022
If you’re a recent Ph.D. graduate interested in opportunities to work with genetic data in the search for new insights into human disease and new treatments for those conditions, then...
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23andMe Launches Sarcoidosis Study

April 30, 2022
Diseases are considered rare if they affect fewer than 200,000 in the United States, but collectively rare diseases — there are nearly 7,000 — are more common than we realize,...
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Improving Screening for Type 2 Diabetes

April 14, 2022
The numbers are staggering.  In the last two decades, the number of Americans with Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. More than a third of adults in the United...
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A First Glimpse of a New Cohort to Study Depression and Bipolar Disorder

April 06, 2022
A 23andMe study published this month provides insight into the cause and overlapping genetics of two mental health disorders – depression and bipolar disorder.  The National Institutes of Health estimates that...
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New Study on Genetics of Educational Attainment

March 31, 2022
Using data from more than 3 million people, a team of researchers from the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium completed what is now the largest genetic study ever done on...
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