Category: Education

Genetic Ancestry Matters in Precision Medicine

It's long been known that disease risk is different among different ethnic groups, and so too is the effectiveness of certain treatments, but we still don’t know exactly why that is. UCSF medical researcher Esteban Burchard, MD, MPH, has focused his work on solving this puzzle and focusing more genetic ...

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A Webinar on the Genetic Landscape of the USA

Your DNA is both a recipe for life, and a record of it — a thread that links your story to the human story. As part of 23andMe’s program for Educators, we’ll be hosting a webinar looking at research done by Kasia Bryc, a senior scientist and population geneticist at 23andMe. Kasia and her colleagues ...

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“Best Day Ever”

A big part of our mission is to help advance genetics education. We had a rewarding opportunity to do so last Friday, as the 23andMe Education Team hosted a holiday event for thirty 4th and 5th grade students from the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula (BGCP) in Redwood City. Not far from our Mountain View ...

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Preparing Students for the Genetics Frontier

When David Matthes teaches genetics to college freshmen using personal genomics, he sets his sights beyond effective instruction and beyond his classroom walls. He is trying to increase awareness and knowledge in a deeper way that prepares his students to actively engage in the “post genome” world. “I love ...

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A Fresh Take on Genetics for Freshmen

To teach his students a powerful lesson in genetics, Bryant McAllister, an associate professor of biology at the University of Iowa, poses a simple question. “Who are you?” Dr. McAllister asks. The answer, and the genetic tools to explore it, offer an opportunity for students to learn, not just about ...

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A Note to Educators from 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki

Making genetics education fun and accessible has been core to our mission since we launched in 2007.   Understanding our genome is possibly the most exciting scientific discovery of our lifetime and it is a scientific experience we should all be able to enjoy and participate in.   At 23andMe we believe anyone ...

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