New Research Offers Insights into Cataracts

June 14, 2021
Researchers at Kaiser Permanente identified dozens of new genetic associations for increased risk of age-related cataracts, one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide.The study, published in the journal Nature...
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Trust the Science by Supporting Trans Health Care

June 08, 2021
In honor of Pride month, 23andMe science communication program manager, Jey McCreight, writes about what the science says about gender identity and health.
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Scientists Find Genetic Link to Loss of Smell Among COVID-19 Patients

June 02, 2021
Researchers at 23andMe have identified a new genetic variant associated with COVID-19 induced loss of smell and taste. The findings, published in a preprint released on medRxiv, note that the...
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How was your sex determined? It might be a lot more complicated than you think

June 01, 2021
By Samantha Ancona Esselmann, Ph.D., and Chelsea Robertson* Editor’s note: A version of this post originally appeared earlier this year in our premium content for 23andMe+ members. We are reposting...
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Study Offers More Insights into the Genetics of Depression

June 01, 2021
A massive new genome-wide association study led by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is shedding new light on the genetic underpinnings of major depression.More than 16 million Americans are...
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An Ethical Framework for International Research

May 13, 2021
If you are at all familiar with 23andMe, you know that a lot of science goes into what we do. But with it have always been considerations about how to...
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The Genetics of Hemorrhoids

May 10, 2021
Along with being uncomfortable, hemorrhoids are uncomfortable to talk about which may in part explain why little research has been done on the condition. But a large new international study...
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The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Sleep

May 04, 2021
If you’ve had trouble sleeping over the last year, you’re not alone, according to a new national sleep survey from 23andMe. The new data indicate that another side-effect of the...
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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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