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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Large Study Offers Insight into Parkinson’s

May 27, 2020
Using data from four million 23andMe research participants, scientists studying Parkinson's disease made new findings that may help efforts by drug hunters looking for ways to treat the disease. The study also included data from the Broad Institute's Genome Aggregation Database (gnomAD) and was one of seven published in the journal Nature Medicine that leverage this data meant to bring together exome and sequence data from many sources for researchers.
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23andMe Expands its Genetic Study of COVID-19

May 13, 2020
Already with almost half a million participants, including several thousand who have had the virus, 23andMe is expanding its COVID-19 genetics study. The study is now open to people who have been hospitalized with severe cases of the virus but are not currently 23andMe customers.
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New 23andMe BRCA Study Published

May 06, 2020
A new 23andMe study found that many with a BRCA genetic variant associated with an increased risk for breast, ovarian, and other cancers do not have a strong family history of cancer meaning they would likely not qualify for clinical genetic testing under current criteria.
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23andMe Maps the Way We Eat 

April 19, 2020
By Stella Aslibekyan, Briana Cameron and Teresa FilshteinA recent 23andMe blog post explored the old adage “you are what you eat,” examining the relationship between eating habits and their health...
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A New Study on Pain

April 17, 2020
In collaboration with scientists at the pharmaceutical company Grünenthal, 23andMe conducted an online pain study to better understand differences in pain sensitivity, as well as the role genetics plays how we experience pain.
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