23andMe Research

A Conversation with Population Geneticist David Poznik

March 31, 2016
This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to some of 23andMe’s scientists. Population geneticist David Poznik came to 23andMe after working in Carlos Bustamante’s lab...
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A Conversation with 23andMe’s Ivan Juric

March 24, 2016
This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to some of the scientists at 23andMe. Ivan Juric studied molecular biology at the University of Zagreb, Croatia,...
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Mobile Research at 23andMe

March 21, 2016
23andMe announced this week that it would add access to genetic information to ResearchKit, an open source framework introduced by Apple that allows researchers and developers to create powerful apps...
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New genetic variants found to influence likelihood of being a morning person

February 02, 2016
In a new study published today in Nature Communications, 23andMe researchers identified 15 genetic variants associated with being a morning person, including four genetic variants never before connected to sleep...
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Quantifying genetic risk of prion disease

January 20, 2016
Researchers often say it’s their love of science that drives their work, but for Eric Minikel and Sonia Vallabh it’s their love that propels the science. The married couple –...
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The genetics of esophageal cancer and GERD

January 19, 2016
A recently published study by scientists at Australia’s QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute could have a significant impact on the study of esophageal adenocarcinoma, a rare but lethal form of...
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The Neanderthal Advantage

January 13, 2016
We might not give Neanderthals much respect, but modern humans probably owe our survival, at least in part, to our now-extinct short and burly ancient cousins. A new study by...
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Needed Diversity in Research

January 07, 2016
It’s been a perennial problem –biomedical research that largely leaves behind women and people with non-European ancestry. A newly published study by researchers at the University of California San Francisco...
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Genetics found to influence likelihood of developing hernias

December 21, 2015
A new study has identified four locations in the genome associated with a risk for the most common type of hernia, offering researchers insight into the possible genetic mechanisms that...
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IBD Awareness Week

December 01, 2015
Today marks the beginning of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Awareness Week, established by Congress in 2011 to bring attention to the condition that affects more than 1.5 million Americans. As part...
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