23andMe Research

Genetic Study of Nicotine and Alcohol Use Offers Insight into Addiction

January 16, 2019
A new genetic study looking at smoking and drinking has confirmed much of what we already know about their impact on your health, but the study also found genetic associations...
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The Genetics of Taking Risks

January 14, 2019
A massive new study that included data from more than a million people suggests that genetics may nudge some individuals toward more risky behavior like smoking, drinking, and speeding.Conducted by...
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23andMe Looks at New Year’s Resolutions

December 27, 2018
23andMe scientists have studied three years of survey data to find out more about who makes and keep their New Year's resolutions.
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Study Points to New Genetic Underpinnings for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

December 21, 2018
In the largest genetic study to date on Polycystic ovary syndrome, a leading cause of female infertility, an international team of scientists using data from more than 100,000 women including data from consenting 23andMe customers, found new genetic associations for the condition and further evidence of its associations with metabolic disorders, menopause, and depression.
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I Scream, You Scream, Our Genes Scream for Ice Cream!

December 19, 2018
To learn more about the genetics of ice cream consumption and taste preference, 23andMe researchers found genetic associations near genes in the olfactory receptor family as well as surprising associations with genes that influence preferences for milk chocolate or dark chocolate.
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Fast Recruitment for 23andMe’s Global Genetics Project

December 03, 2018
23andMe's Global Genetics Project aims to enroll more than 10,000 people over two years from communities in Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, who are not currently well represented in genetic research. The data will help diversity 23andMe’s database and thus improve results for our customers; it will also boost genomic studies in underrepresented populations worldwide.
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New Research Shows Shared Genetic Link Between Alcohol Dependence and Psychiatric Disorders

November 26, 2018
In the largest genetic study of it's kind an international team of researchers using data from the UK Biobank and 23andMe found shared genetic underpinnings for alcoholism and several psychiatric disorders including depression, ADHD and schizophrenia.
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23andMe Evaluates Seasonal Dietary Habits

November 15, 2018
23andMe researchers look at data suggesting seasonal dietary habits.
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Big ‘R’ and Little ‘r’ Research at 23andMe

November 06, 2018
Research at 23andMe includes both traditional rigorous scientific inquiry and publishing in peer-reviewed publications, but also occasionally a lighter approach for sharing insights from customers who have consented to participate in research.
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23andMe Scientist Presents Better Way to Predict Skin Cancer Risk

October 24, 2018
23andMe scientists present findings on using a new statistical model that combines data like sun exposure along with genetic data, to better predict skin cancer risk.
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