Western Wildfires Increased Asthma Attacks in 2020   

March 03, 2021
By Christophe Tchakouté, 23andMe Biostatistician The number of weekly asthma attacks among people in the U.S. with active asthma increased by 10 percent in 2020 compared to the year before,...
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Black Representation in Genetic Research Study

February 23, 2021
As part of 23andMe’s ongoing effort to improve diversity in biomedical research, we recently began work on our Black Representation in Genetic Research study. This study aims to understand the...
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Reflecting on Improving Diversity in 23andMe Research for Black History Month

February 03, 2021
February marks a time to remember and celebrate people of the African diaspora. To kick off a Black History Month of reflection, we’d like to highlight some of the projects...
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Holiday Season Weight Trends 2020

January 29, 2021
23andMe Researchers analyzed weight measurements from 23andMe research participants in the weeks before, during, and after the Christmas holiday 2020. For many of us, holiday weight gain is just another...
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23andMe Researchers Develop A Better Way to Estimate Skin Cancer Risk

January 08, 2021
A team of scientists at 23andMe created a new model to better estimate skin cancer risk, one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer. Details of the new model...
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Insights from 23andMe’s Study of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

December 11, 2020
In July, 23andMe launched a large-scale study of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a serious disease that scars the lungs for reasons that scientists have yet to understand.23andMe currently has more...
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Preliminary Results from the Parkinson’s Impact Baseline Survey

December 10, 2020
By Eli Chanoff, 23andMe Research AssociateParkinson’s disease (PD) has been a central focus of 23andMe’s research since our company’s early years. Over more than a decade, we have grown a...
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23andMe’s COVID-19 Information Center

December 02, 2020
Even with promising COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon, it will likely be many months before they are widely available. This means that we must continue to do what we can...
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Cats and Dogs and People

November 12, 2020
Research shows that there really are “cat people” and “dog people.” Being one or the other is associated with differences in personality and well-being, according to new data analyzed by...
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23andMe to Study Systemic Sclerosis

November 10, 2020
23andMe recently launched a genetic study of systemic sclerosis, a rare autoimmune disease that results in the hardening and thickening of the skin and other organs, for which there is...
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