Health and Traits

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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Cheers!

December 29, 2014
Why some people will have a hangover the morning after they ring in the New Year this year and others won’t, can at least be partially explained by genetics. There’s...
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Study Says Genetics May Play Larger Role in ALS

December 15, 2014
A new study suggests that genetics plays a much bigger role in ALS than previously thought. Past estimates said genetics accounts for about 10 percent of cases, but a new...
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Newborns And Sequencing

December 08, 2014
A new study from researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital, found that most prospective parents they surveyed would like to have their newborns sequenced for medical...
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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2014
Your genetics can tell you a lot about yourself, even the food you eat. As Americans prepared for their Thanksgiving feasts, 23andMe is taking a look at the genetics behind...
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A Conversation with Health Content Scientist Robert Borkowski

October 13, 2014
This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s content curation team. This team of 23andMe scientists has the unique job of...
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A Conversation with Health Product Scientist Bertram Koelsch

October 06, 2014
This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s content curation team. This team of 23andMe scientists has the unique job of...
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Talking 23andMe’s Director of Science Content and Curation

September 17, 2014
This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s content curation team. This team of 23andMe scientists has the unique job of...
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