Category: 23andMe Research

New Asthma Study Findings

Sorting through hundreds of genetic risk variants for asthma, Australian scientists — with input and data from researchers at 23andMe — have identified an association between asthma and the expression of four genes, a finding that could aid efforts for treating the chronic disease that impacts an estimated ...

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Important Goal Reached for IBD Study

In an important milestone for research, 23andMe has enrolled 10,000 people to participate in a study focused on understanding the role genetics plays in the onset and progression of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. In collaboration with Pfizer, Inc, 23andMe’s IBD Study is unique in its size, and its use of ...

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Genetic Association Found for the Efficacy of A Popular Antidepressant

A new study has found a genetic variant associated with whether a commonly prescribed antidepressant is effective. In a recently published paper, scientists from Janssen Research & Development and 23andMe report finding a genetic association for the efficacy of the drug bupropion — marketed for ...

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Why We Publish

From the beginning, 23andMe has published research findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Publishing is the most important way for scientists to share results and advance the understanding of science. It’s also a fundamental tradition of the scientific process — expose your work to the scrutiny of ...

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Drama in the Family

After she retired from teaching theater at a Florida college, Julia Gagne’s life took on its own unexpected dramatic arc. Although she’d been adopted at birth more than 65 years ago, Julia hadn’t spent much time searching for her biological family. When she tested with 23andMe a few years ago, it was more ...

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Chronic Pain and Depression

Your genetics, whether your partner suffers from chronic pain and the environment you share with your partner, all contribute to your own risk for having the condition, according to a new study into the complex mix of environmental and genetic factors that influence both the risk for chronic pain and for ...

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New Study on Genetics of Common Type of Skin Cancer

With summer upon us many are hitting the beach or pool and taking in some rays. Of course we're also slathering on sunscreen, since with sun exposure comes risk for skin cancer. In the largest-to-date study of the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma,  researchers at Stanford University ...

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New Genetic Findings for Rare Blood Cancers

A research study spearheaded by 23andMe has uncovered new genetic associations for a group of rare blood cancers offering insights into these sometimes fatal conditions. Published in the journal Blood earlier this summer, the research identified variants in seven genes associated with myeloprofliferative ...

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A Girl with Guts

At her darkest moment, feeling alone and drained by a daunting disease, Jackie Zimmerman began to write. “This is when things began to change for me,” said Jackie. As she blogged about the isolation of being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and having her large intestine removed, Jackie began to ...

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New Genetic Findings On Depression

In a new study, scientists have found genetic markers associated with depression in people of European descent. In what is by far the largest study of its kind focused on major depressive disorder, researchers from Pfizer, Massachusetts General Hospital and 23andMe identified 17 single nucleotide ...

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