23andMe’s COVID-19 Information Center

December 02, 2020
Even with promising COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon, it will likely be many months before they are widely available. This means that we must continue to do what we can...
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Cats and Dogs and People

November 12, 2020
Research shows that there really are “cat people” and “dog people.” Being one or the other is associated with differences in personality and well-being, according to new data analyzed by...
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23andMe to Study Systemic Sclerosis

November 10, 2020
23andMe recently launched a genetic study of systemic sclerosis, a rare autoimmune disease that results in the hardening and thickening of the skin and other organs, for which there is...
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Annual Genetics Conference Goes All Online This Year

October 27, 2020
Like almost everything this year, the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics will be virtual.Instead of having thousands of scientists converge on a city for a week...
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New Study on People’s Response to Information from Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

October 08, 2020
Studying the impact of direct-to-consumer genetic testing on consumers, 23andMe scientists found that people who received information about genetic risk for a certain type of blood clots, found it useful, and in some cases, took actions to lower their risk.
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The Genetics of Being Left-Handed or Right-Handed

September 28, 2020
Getting a grip on the genetics of left-handedness, a new study uncovers dozens of genes involved giving researchers new insight into the structure of the brain.
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Stepping Back Up Amid COVID-19

September 18, 2020
New data from 23andMe shows that although people became less active early in the COVID-19 pandemic, activity-levels measured in steps have gone back up.
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23andMe COVID-19 Study Findings Published

September 09, 2020
This week 23andMe scientists published findings from the first four months of our COVID-19 study using data from more than a million research participants that found both genetic and non-genetic...
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Study Highlights How Common Genetic Variants Are that Impact Drug Processing

September 08, 2020
A majority of people have at least one genetic variant in the CYP2C19 gene that may alter how their bodies process commonly prescribed drugs.
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New Insights from Lupus Research

August 24, 2020
23andMe shares insights from its Lupus Research Study, one of the largest genetic studies of the condition to date. Although the study did not find any new genetic associations, the research did reveal new details on symptoms, and associated conditions.
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