Health and Traits

23andMe’s Team of Genetic Counselors

November 08, 2018
As part of Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, we're introducing three of the genetic counselors we have on staff at 23andMe and the important work they do.
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 02, 2018
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to draw attention and support for the importance of early detection and treatment of this disease. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness...
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Happy International Coffee Day

October 01, 2018
One day for International Coffee Day doesn’t seem good enough, but we’ll take it and look at how your genetics plays a role in caffeine consumption.Using data from other customers...
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Raising Awareness Of Celiac Disease

September 13, 2018
Today is National Celiac Awareness Day, meant to raise awareness of the about three million Americans with celiac disease, and most — like Charlie, a paleontologist and 23andMe customer — spend years not ever being diagnosed.
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Itching to See 23andMe’s New Trait Reports

July 30, 2018
23andMe released a new batch of trait reports that look at whether your DNA indicates you might be tastier to mosquitoes than others, or why you can sing back a musical note or get the heebie-jeebies looking down from great heights, or even why your hair lightens in the sun.
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23andMe’s New iPad App

July 15, 2018
As part of its growing mobile offerings, 23andMe recently released a new app for the iPad that is meant to meet the growing demand from customers who want to access their genetic data while they’re away from their laptop or on the go.
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23andMe Adds Four New Trait Reports

June 21, 2018
23andMe recently added to its growing list of more than two-dozen Trait Reports. Together, they help illustrate how our genetics influence more than just physical traits like the thickness of our hair, but also food preferences or certain behavioral traits.
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23andMe’s Newest Genetic Health Risk Report

May 31, 2018
23andMe's new G6PD Deficiency* report provides information on whether a customer has a variant called Val68Met, which can lead to defects in an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, or G6PD, that is associated with a form of anemia.
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Crowdsource Treatments for Health Conditions

April 19, 2018
23andMe launched a new page on conditions and to use crowdsourced data on the effectiveness of treatments on 18 difference health conditions, including asthma, depression and migraines.
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23andMe’s New BRCA1/BRCA2 Report

April 11, 2018
23andMe's new BRCA1/BRCA2 (Selected Variants) report looks at three variants in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes associated with an increased risk of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. These three variants are most common in people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, but having one of these variants carries serious risk no matter your ancestry.
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