Category: Health and Traits

Good News for Coffee Drinkers

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 — is associated with a longer life. The study by researchers at Harvard looked at mortality in a group of more than 200,000 nurses and doctors ...

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Patients Perspective on Parkinson’s Disease

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. Some of those with Parkinson’s who spoke at the special U.S. Food and Drug Administration meeting in late ...

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Live Long And Prosper

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 — your genes. Using RNA-profiling to measure and compare gene expression in thousands of tissue samples, the researchers were able to develop what amounts ...

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Chew on This

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 condition, even if you have it. Misophonia — from the Greek word meaning hatred of sound — is characterized by feelings of rage triggered by ...

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23andMoo

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 aurochs (extinct wild oxen) as long as 11,000 years ago when farmers used their milk to make cheese and ...

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More Alike Than Different

The twins Greg and Alex Abbas were always really good in math and science. They sounded exactly alike on the phone. They could each play the piano, and they both became Eagle Scouts. “We’ve always been more alike than different,” said Greg, a software engineering manager at Apple Inc. In high school ...

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Good Morning Friend

They’ve been friends since the first grade, so Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal, YouTube stars with their own daily show, decided to see if there might be some deeper explanation for their tight bond. On a recent episode of their popular show “Good Mythical Morning” the two looked at their 23andMe results ...

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Citizen Scientist

Along with having some very talented scientists and engineers on staff, 23andMe is lucky to have some customers who are equally accomplished. One of those is Dr. Ann Turner, a 23andMe Ancestry Ambassador and physician. Ann was recently listed as a co-author on a paper published by researchers from the ...

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The Genetics of Rosacea

A new study by researchers from Stanford Medical School and 23andMe is the first to identify genetic variants associated with rosacea, a chronic skin disease estimated to affect more than 16 million people in the United States alone. Led by Dr. Anne Lynn S. Chang, of Stanford University’s School of ...

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Too Many Teardrops

Grab a tissue for this — your genes may make you more prone to cry, and if you cry easily you are at higher odds to have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. In a not yet published study, 23andMe scientists looking at data from almost 200,000 customers of European ancestry who ...

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