23andMe Research

23andMe Evaluates Seasonal Dietary Habits

November 10, 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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The Genetics of Alcoholism

October 19, 2018
Building off of work done last year, a team of researchers led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified new genetic variants associated...
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23andMe at Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics

October 15, 2018
More than 50 23andMe scientists will be participating in the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics in San Diego this year.
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23andMe’s New Research Overview Page

September 26, 2018
To ensure that our customers can easily see how their contributions are making a difference, 23andMe created a new Research Overview page.
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Is The Vitamin D Hype All It’s Made Out to Be? New Bone Fractures Study Provides Some Clues

August 29, 2018
Using data from 23andMe and others, an international team of researchers has identified 15 genetic variants related to an increased risk of bone fractures, and used genomic information on other risk factors to examine their causal role in developing fractures; finding that only bone mineral density and muscle strength are correlated with susceptibility of bone fractures.
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Scientists Identify Genes associated with Cannabis Use

August 27, 2018
In the largest genome-wide association study of its kind, researchers have identified 35 genes associated with cannabis use, and found overlapping genetic associations with risk-taking behavior and a risk for schizophrenia.
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A New Survey On Attitudes About Race and Genetics

August 15, 2018
A majority of Americans agree that someone’s racial identity is not hard-wired into their DNA, according to a new survey on attitudes about race and genetics by researchers at Northwestern University working in collaboration with DNA testing company 23andMe.
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Massive study on the genetics of educational attainment

July 23, 2018
In one of the largest genetic studies ever done, an international consortium of scientists has found more than 1,200 genetic variants associated with educational attainment, which is defined as the number of years individuals spent in school or university.
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