SNPWatch

Pregnancy and MTHFR

September 20, 2013
Ed Note: Apparently not all genes are created equally. There are a few, like MTHFR, that draw a lot of attention. While there is much interest regarding variants within the...
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SNPwatch: The Genetics of Adolescent Growth Spurts

August 23, 2013
By Alison Chubb We’ve all known teenagers who grow several inches in a year, and then start bumping into people and furniture as they figure out what to do with...
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SNPWatch: A tale of two fingers

August 02, 2013
By David Tran Look at your hands. Is your ring finger longer than your index finger, or vice versa? The length of a person’s index finger relative to his or...
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A Song Draws Focus on Osteosarcoma Research

July 17, 2013
By Bertram K. Two days after his death in May, Zach Sobiech’s song “Clouds” became the number one download on iTunes and now has surpassed seven million views on YouTube....
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Mutiny (and Headaches) on the Bounty

May 24, 2013
By Robin Smith, Health Content Scientist at 23andMe Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. In January of 1790, a small band of mutineers from the HMS Bounty evaded capture by the...
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Genetics and a rare bone cancer

March 18, 2013
Late last year researchers with support from the Chordoma Foundation identified a genetic marker associated with that rare form of bone cancer. The Chordoma Foundation has also partnered with 23andMe...
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The Genetics of Mental Illness

March 04, 2013
Researchers have long believed that genetics put some people at higher risk for mental illness than others, but exactly which genes are involved has remained a mystery. Even very large...
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SNPwatch: Common Genetic Factors Associated with “Blue Babies”

February 22, 2013
Image by Mariana Ruiz LadyofHats [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons New research suggests that a once-fatal congenital heart defect – sometimes called “blue baby syndrome” – is influenced by genetic...
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Barfly Genetics

January 24, 2013
You probably know that smoking and excessive drinking are bad for you. But did you know that your genetics also factor into how much those vices can impact your health?...
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Smells Like Gene Spirit

January 18, 2013
Here’s something to file under “Thank Goodness!” Researchers at the University of Bristol found that people with the genetic variant making them more prone to smelly armpits are also more...
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