23andMe Research

Is The Vitamin D Hype All It’s Made Out to Be? New Bone Fractures Study Provides Some Clues

August 29, 2018
Using data from 23andMe and others, an international team of researchers has identified 15 genetic variants related to an increased risk of bone fractures, and used genomic information on other risk factors to examine their causal role in developing fractures; finding that only bone mineral density and muscle strength are correlated with susceptibility of bone fractures.
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Scientists Identify Genes associated with Cannabis Use

August 27, 2018
In the largest genome-wide association study of its kind, researchers have identified 35 genes associated with cannabis use, and found overlapping genetic associations with risk-taking behavior and a risk for schizophrenia.
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A New Survey On Attitudes About Race and Genetics

August 15, 2018
A majority of Americans agree that someone’s racial identity is not hard-wired into their DNA, according to a new survey on attitudes about race and genetics by researchers at Northwestern University working in collaboration with DNA testing company 23andMe.
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Massive study on the genetics of educational attainment

July 23, 2018
In one of the largest genetic studies ever done, an international consortium of scientists has found more than 1,200 genetic variants associated with educational attainment, which is defined as the number of years individuals spent in school or university.
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Large Study Finds Genetic Associations for Hay Fever

July 18, 2018
In the largest study of its kind to date, scientists have found new genetic associations for hay fever the most common type of allergy. The researchers uncovered 41 genetic associations with...
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Diving Into The Genetic Adaptations of Sea Nomads

July 09, 2018
A study of the Bajau — an ethnic Malay people who for a thousand years have lived in and around the ocean as so-called Sea Nomads — offers the latest example of how genetic adaptations have given some populations the advantage they need to survive.
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New Genetic Associations for Rosacea Found

July 05, 2018
A new study found that seven gene regions associated with the chronic skin condition, rosacea, also play a role in skin pigmentation, immune response, and inflammation. The findings give new insight into the underlying biology of the disease and may hold clues for identifying drug targets used to treat it, according to the researchers at GlaxoSmithKline who collaborated with 23andMe to conduct the study.
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23andMe Celebrates Pride Month

June 29, 2018
As Pride Month comes to an end, 23andMe would like to take a moment to celebrate our LGBTQ+ research participants and employees. Whether they’re contributing data or analyzing it, the quality of our science wouldn’t be the same without them.
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New Study Finds Genetic Associations for Neuroticism

June 25, 2018
Researchers identified more than a hundred genetic regions associated with neuroticism, a trait used to gauge personality that is also associated with risk factors for depression and schizophrenia.
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Massive new study finds shared genetic basis for psychiatric disorders

June 21, 2018
In the most extensive genetic study of brain disorders to date, scientists have found a shared genetic basis for psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but neurological brain disorders...
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