Health and Traits

Science With A Little Altitude

August 09, 2017
23andMe scientist collects data while trekking to Everest base camp to record in real time the impact of altitude on the human body. With enough data from people it may be possible to see why some of us do better than others at higher elevations.
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Learn More About 23andMe’s New Genetic Health Risk Reports

May 19, 2017
23andMe recently started offering customers new Genetic Health Risk reports that have received FDA authorization. Below we’ve highlighted some important features in these reports to help you get more out...
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23andMe Releases First-of-its Kind Genetic Weight Report

March 02, 2017
Large scale genetic and non-genetic data plus machine learning, used to provide personalized portraits of how genes and lifestyle impact weight Have you ever wondered if it’s your genes keeping...
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Sleepy Time

February 25, 2017
The right genes may be the secret to a good nights rest and better health.
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Our Take On The MTHFR Gene

January 05, 2017
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...
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Holiday Party Genetics

December 19, 2016
Some of the dos and don’t of your annual office holiday party should be kind of obvious – don’t hit on your boss and maybe take it easy on the...
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Know Your Family Health History

November 21, 2016
When managing your own health, it helps to know your history, or more specifically your family health history. You don’t just inherit your good looks from your parents or those...
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The impact of genetic testing on perceived risk of cancer

September 26, 2016
Genetic testing impact on the perceive risk for cancer.
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Genetics found to influence risk of chronic pain and depression

August 23, 2016
Your genetics, whether your partner suffers from chronic pain and the environment you share with your partner, all contribute to your own risk for having the condition, according to a...
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New genetic variants found to influence risk of most common skin cancer

August 19, 2016
With summer upon us many are hitting the beach or pool and taking in some rays. Of course we’re also slathering on sunscreen, since with sun exposure comes risk for...
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