23andMe Research

Science, the Endless Frontier

March 13, 2019
Editors’ note: We first posted this piece by Joyce Tung, Vice President of Research at 23andMe, on April 4 2017, but in light of the current budget debate over deep...
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23andMe’s Call for Collaborations to Study Underrepresented Populations

February 28, 2019
23andMe is inviting qualified researchers for collaborations using 23andMe’s large African American and Latino cohorts as part of our Research Innovation Collaborations Program to aid more study of underrepresented populations.
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Revealing the Hidden Figures Who Contributed to Scientific Advancement

February 26, 2019
23andMe is sharing the untold stories of a few of the African-American scientists as part of our recognition of Black History Month this year.
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Genetics of insomnia more similar to psychiatric conditions than to other sleep traits

February 25, 2019
We’ve always known that getting enough sleep is important and can have a significant impact on one’s health, but scientists have just begun to unravel the genetics behind why some...
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Genetic Study of Impulsiveness Reveals Associations with Drug Use

February 04, 2019
Some of the same genes that influence a person’s propensity toward impulsiveness also affect whether or not he or she will use drugs, according to a new study led by...
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New Insights into the Genetics of Depression

February 04, 2019
In the largest genetic study of its kind, scientists have identified more than 200 genes associated with depression that could give new insights to researchers looking for treatments to what...
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Diversity Matters in Research

February 01, 2019
Africans and African Americans are among the most underrepresented populations in genetic health research, yet they face some of the most daunting health outcomes.It’s a bitter irony of the current...
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The Genetics of Being a Morning Person

January 29, 2019
It might not make you “wealthier and wise,” but being early to bed and early to rise is associated with greater wellbeing, according to a new large-scale genetic study looking...
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Genetic Study of Nicotine and Alcohol Use Offers Insight into Addiction

January 16, 2019
A new genetic study looking at smoking and drinking has confirmed much of what we already know about their impact on your health, but the study also found genetic associations...
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The Genetics of Taking Risks

January 14, 2019
A massive new study that included data from more than a million people suggests that genetics may nudge some individuals toward more risky behavior like smoking, drinking, and speeding.Conducted by...
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