Research for People Like Me

March 26, 2021
Myriam Raber, a dentist in northeastern Ohio, is often mistaken for what she is not. “I let people label me sometimes,” Myriam said. “I go the hospital, and they look...
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Scientists uncover new information about how hard-to-treat genetic diseases are inherited

March 25, 2021
A new study by scientists at 23andMe, the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), and the University of Toronto offers insight into how the nuclear genome controls the emergence of mutations...
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Participating to Improve Representation in Research

March 23, 2021
As a family medicine doctor Abayomi Jones has seen disparities in healthcare firsthand — the lack of access, or insurance, or poverty, or all of the above contribute to poor...
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Cilantro Love and Hate: Is it a Genetic Trait?

March 22, 2021
Cilantro, one of the most commonly used herbs in the world, is loved by some and loathed by others. It turns out that a distaste for the "devil herb" is partially explained by genetics. 23andMe lets you bite into the science of cilantro aversion.
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DNA Reveals America’s Mixed-Race History

March 19, 2021
By Elliot Aguilar, Ph.D.* For nearly all its existence, America has not only been a multiracial nation but a nation of mixed-race people.   It’s a truth that is still rarely...
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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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