Health and Traits

More Alike Than Different

June 23, 2015
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...
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Good Morning Friend

June 11, 2015
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...
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Citizen Scientist

April 14, 2015
Along with having some very talented scientists and engineers on staff, 23andMe is lucky to have some customers who are equally accomplished.Dr. Ann Turner, MD One of those is Dr....
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Genetics found to influence risk for rosacea

March 11, 2015
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...
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Too Many Teardrops

March 10, 2015
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...
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Salty Or Sweet

March 05, 2015
Whether you are more apt to reach for a handful of potato chips or go for the bowl of candy may have something to do with your genetics. Looking at...
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Feeling Woozy, Motion Sickness Redux

February 18, 2015
We’re feeling a little dizzy trying to keep track of all the coverage 23andMe’s new study on motion sickness received or it might just be this infographic. The paper, which...
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Chocolate, It’s Complicated

February 13, 2015
It turns out that whether you like dark chocolate or milk chocolate may have a little bit to do with your genetics. We know that our bitter and sweet taste...
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Blonde on Blonder

February 03, 2015
Scientists haven’t agreed on whether blondes indeed have more fun, but at least there is some consensus on what makes their hair blond. 23andMe scientists looking at the biology behind...
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No, I’m Not Irish

January 27, 2015
So where did that red hair come from? by Kasia Bryc, 23andMe Population Geneticist Most people who see my unruly wild red hair often assume I must be Irish. I’m...
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