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Big Data and Human Health
February 08, 2017
The future of health care revolves around data, and lots of it. Perhaps no one knows more about the potential of “Big Data” to revolutionize medical treatment than Michael Snyder,...
January 19, 2017
Equipped with pipe cleaners, pom poms, and a PowerPoint presentation on basic genetics, members of the 23andMe Education team headed back to school last week. The team was at...
Genetic Ancestry Matters in Precision Medicine
January 17, 2017
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...
A Webinar on the Genetic Landscape of the USA
April 10, 2016
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...
“Best Day Ever”
December 23, 2015
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...
Preparing Students for the Genetics Frontier
December 07, 2015
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...
A Fresh Take on Genetics for Freshmen
November 02, 2015
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...
A Note to Educators from 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki
October 21, 2015
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...