23andMe Research

New genetic variants found to influence puberty timing and cancer risk

April 27, 2017
In the largest study of its kind researchers at the University of Cambridge have identified more than 380 genetic variants associated with the timing of puberty in men and women. The...
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Science, the Endless Frontier

April 27, 2017
By Joyce Tung, PhD, 23andMe VP of Research I love science. I love how science requires precision of interpretation, provides the thrill of discovery, and stimulates and satisfies curiosity all...
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Parkinson’s Research Community Update

April 20, 2017
23andMe Parkinson's disease researchers plan to collect new types of data for their work.
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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 18, 2017
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and this year it also marks the eighth anniversary of 23andMe’s Parkinson’s Research Community, which introduced a game-changing model for science, one that leverages online...
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The Neanderthal Cookbook

March 15, 2017
It’s not quite waffles and paella, but it appears that Neanderthals were omnivores who adapted to eating whatever was available to them in the regions where they lived. DNA samples...
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The role of genetics in male-pattern baldness

March 08, 2017
In the largest genetic study of male patterned baldness to date, scientists at the University of Bonn working in collaboration with 23andMe and other institutions, have found more than 60...
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Fertility Study Launches

February 22, 2017
Women today often make decisions about their fertility largely based on age, but research has shown that environment, lifestyle, and genomics can also impact a woman’s ability to conceive. A...
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New Research on the Shared Genetics of Autoimmune Disease and Allergies

February 19, 2017
In what researchers believe is the largest genome-wide association study ever done on the shared genetics of allergy and autoimmune diseases, scientists have identified genetic variants that influence risk for...
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New genetic variant found to influence skin cancer risk

February 15, 2017
Researchers at Stanford and 23andMe shed more light on the genetics of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
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Black History Month Draws Attention to The Need for Diversity in Genetic Research

January 31, 2017
February is Black History Month offering us another opportunity to talk about diversity in genetic research and why it’s important for all of us. 23andMe’s mission has always been to...
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