Health and Traits

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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Dirt Don’t Hurt

August 11, 2016
A little farmyard dust might the difference in bolstering against asthma and allergies, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Although the study was very...
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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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