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23andEducation

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 Hoover Community School in Redwood City, to impart the basics of genetics to 6th and 7th graders, who are part of an after school ...

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23andMe’s New Ancestry Timeline

Robin Smith, 23ndMe Senior Scientist When did that 2 percent Yakut ancestry make its way into your family tree? The newest 23andMe Ancestry feature may have the answer for you. This feature is another first for 23andMe, which broke new ground by offering customers a detailed accounting of their genetic ...

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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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You Complete Me

If you think that opposites attract, you are likely mistaken, or at least that's what the science says. Over a hundred years ago, researchers first discovered that couples are actually more alike than they are different. One of the first things researchers noted was that tall people tend to partner with ...

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Our Take On The MTHFR Gene

The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene, more commonly known as MTHFR, is the most asked-about gene by 23andMe customers. Some websites and products have made bold claims that common genetic variants in MTHFR can cause a wide array of health conditions, ranging from blood clots and cancer to autism and ...

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Genetics Education And The One And Only Me

23andMe again turned to Ariana Killoran to complete its newest book, The One And Only Me, which communicates the complicated and important science of genetics in a way that kids can understand. This is the second children’s book on genetics by Ariana, an illustrator who has worked with the company since its ...

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Meet Your Chromosome Painting

Sarah Laskey, 23andMe Product Scientist The Chromosome Painting is one of my favorite parts of the 23andMe experience because it is packed with information. Then again, it can also be a little intimidating because it shows so much all at once. In this blog post, I’ll walk through some basics of what your ...

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