Health and Traits

Planning Ahead

June 09, 2016
There’s a time when all of us settle down, but Robert isn’t there quite yet. He’s 29, single and has a good job as an architect. He’s in no rush,...
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Genetic variants found to Influence multiple traits and conditions

May 16, 2016
Researchers know that certain genes, or more accurately regions in our genes, are multitaskers, influencing a wide variety of traits and conditions that range from such things as the size...
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Genetic Testing Pre-Pregnancy

April 13, 2016
By Erynn Gordon, MS, LCGC 23andMe’s Director of Clinical Development Testing in pregnancy can be a little overwhelming for prospective parents – blood tests, glucose challenge, ultrasounds, fetal nonstress tests....
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Unibrows And The Study of Human Variation

March 04, 2016
Frida Kahlo accented her unibrow, while the late Soviet leader Leonard Brezhnev presumably didn’t care about his, and neither of them knew anything about the genetics behind what gave them...
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The New 23andMe Experience: A Look at Our Trait Reports

January 05, 2016
The new customer experience at 23andMe is about more than just our new look; it’s also about new features. Among those new features are our new Trait Reports. These reports...
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Good News for Coffee Drinkers

November 20, 2015
A morning cup of coffee is it’s own reward, but a new study by researchers sweetens the deal a bit concluding that drinking more coffee – even decaffeinated coffee –...
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Patients Perspective on Parkinson’s Disease

October 06, 2015
As federal regulators listened, patients told them of their symptoms – the sleepless nights, the days with uncontrollable tremors or the little struggles simply maintaining their balance. Paul Cannon, 23andMe’s...
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Live Long And Prosper

September 25, 2015
We all measure our age in years, but results of a study lead by researchers at Kings College in London found what may be a better measurement of age –...
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Chew on This

August 28, 2015
After reading a recent Slate piece, we thought it might be worth taking one more bite at Misophonia. It’s one of those conditions that you might not know is a...
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23andMoo

June 28, 2015
Consider the cow, and this humble herbivore’s contribution to the human story. We’re not just talking burgers and ice cream, archeological evidence suggests that cows were likely first domesticated from...
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