Understanding Opioid Use Disorder

November 15, 2021
The opioid crisis presents a public health emergency without clear solutions. One key to unraveling the problem is understanding not just the causes of addiction, but understanding the steps taken...
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New Genetic Study Finds Links Between Gut Issues with Anxiety

November 10, 2021
A large new study by a team of international researchers has identified shared genetic associations between irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.
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The Genetics Behind The Different Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccines

November 09, 2021
By Janie Shelton, Ph.D., and Daniella Coker, MPH* As part of 23andMe’s ongoing study into COVID-19, our scientists have recently looked at how people react differently to different vaccines, noting...
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Updates to Improve our Research Consent

November 08, 2021
We’re excited to share our refreshed Research Consent document that governs how 23andMe conducts Research. Although we have not changed our research program or how we use participants’ data, we...
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Helping Expand Diversity in Genetic Health Research

November 05, 2021
Working with scientists at Google, 23andMe researchers have improved upon an imputation method of data from its African American Sequencing Project to help expand diversity in genetic health research. This method will improve the new reference panel and enable researchers to more accurately identify associations between genetic variants and traits or health conditions within Black Americans and other non-European populations.
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Trimming the Family Tree, A New Method for Creating Large Human Pedigrees

November 04, 2021
In genetics, pedigrees are important for a lot more reasons than you might think. It is not just about creating family trees or seeing how individuals in a family are...
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Black Representation in Genetic Research Study

October 25, 2021
23andMe scientists recently shared some encouraging preliminary findings with participants in our Black Representation in Genetic Research study. The study is meant to help accelerate scientific discoveries and medical insights...
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23andMe at ASHG 2021

October 13, 2021
With the world still feeling the effects of the pandemic, the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics will yet again be virtual this year.Last year’s conference showed...
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Tackling Tough Problems with the 23andMe Therapeutics Team

October 12, 2021
Kipper Fletez-Brant, a computational biologist with our Therapeutics division, thought he’d be a physicist one day.Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, Kipper escaped the heat reading “hard-sci-fi novels” with mind-bending plots...
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Helping to Drive Discovery in 23andMe’s Therapeutics Division

September 21, 2021
Xin Fang’s interest in science started at the dinner table, listening to her parents talking about what they did each day. Both her mom and dad are plant scientists. Her mom...
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