23andMe Research

Study Finds New Genetic Associations for Depression

April 18, 2018
A new study that used data from the UK Biobank found more than a dozen new genetic variants associated with depression. Researchers identified almost 17 genetic variants associated with depression, and the findings were then replicated using data from more than 300,000 23andMe customers who consented to participate in research.
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23andMe’s Populations Collaborations

April 17, 2018
Expanding a series of initiatives to improve diversity in genomic research, 23andMe is launching what we’re calling the Populations Collaborations Program, partnering with researchers working across the globe to genotype people in communities who are underrepresented in genetic research.
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Untangling the Genetics of Hair Color

April 16, 2018
Combing through the data, researchers found hundreds of genes to explain the differences in hair color.
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A Conversation with Researcher Varun Warrier About his Work on Empathy and the Theory of the Mind

April 02, 2018
Researcher Varun Warrier talks with 23andMe about his work studying autism, empathy and the "theory of the mind."
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Researchers find genetic associations for morning sickness

March 20, 2018
Researchers have found genetic associations for morning sickness, offering important insight into what — in the most severe cases — is the second leading cause of hospitalization among women during...
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New Research on the Genetics of Empathy, and How it Relates to Autism

March 12, 2018
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have found that it isn’t just your environment and experiences that influence the empathy you feel for others, your genes also play a small but important role and this connection also sheds new light on the biology of autism.
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Researchers studying personality traits improve method for identifying genetic associations

February 21, 2018
Scientists have found a new method that could help illuminate the many genetic variants that contribute to personality traits and psychological disorders.Both genetics and environmental factors influence personality. Estimates suggest...
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A Need for Diversity in Research

February 15, 2018
In honor of Black History Month, several 23andMe researchers participated in a two-day event in honor of Henrietta Lacks and her contribution to science.On top of honoring Henrietta’s life, the...
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23andMe Launches The Global Genetics Project

February 08, 2018
23andMe launches a Global Genetics Project recruiting thousands of individuals with recent heritage from dozens of countries in Africa, Oceania, Asia, and the Americas to improve research in underrepresented populations, and reveal new insights into patterns of human migration and genetic diversity.
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23andMe Secrets to a Good Night’s Sleep

January 31, 2018
23andMe 's first ever intervention study, yields interesting results as participants make lifestyle changes to improve the quality of their sleep.
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