Health and Traits

Brain Injury, Mental Decline, and the APOE Gene

April 04, 2013
Mounting evidence points to brain trauma as a risk factor for mental decline. Football players who’ve had multiple concussions perform worse on tests of brain function and are more likely...
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Heart Disease, Genetics and the Mediterranean Diet

March 25, 2013
Your diet has a huge impact on your health, particularly influencing your risk for things like heart disease, the leading cause of death worldwide. Your genetics equally contributes to your...
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Genetics, Microbes and Celiac Disease

March 06, 2013
Editor’s note: This post has been altered to reflect 23andMe’s new product offering. By Amick B. Like other autoimmune diseases, celiac disease has a strong genetic component, but new research...
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23andMedical History

February 14, 2013
A new study by researchers at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital draws attention to the value of online resources to document family medical history. 23andMe customers can record their family...
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A New Health Report To Take To Heart

February 08, 2013
Editor’s note: This post has been edited from its original to reflect changes in our product. What are you doing this month to celebrate matters of the heart? No, we’re...
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Genetics and a Healthy Heart

February 06, 2013
February is American Heart Month and a time to focus on what remains the nation’s number one killer – heart disease – which is responsible for one in three deaths...
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Your Lifestyle, Your Health, Your Genes

January 30, 2013
There are lots of things we can’t change, but our lifestyle isn’t one of them. Good thing, too  – our weight, nutrition habits, and exercise behaviors impact us beyond whether...
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Do You Know How You’ll Respond to Thiopurine Medications?

January 15, 2013
Some of the more common thiopurine drugs: 6-Thioguanine (Lanvis ®) 6-Mercaptopurine (Purinethol ®) Azathioprine (Azasan ®, Imuran ®) You may lack the enzyme thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) and not even know...
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23andCuriosity

November 28, 2012
Earlier this month Public Health Genomics published a paper by a team of Swiss researchers that reinforces the growing body of work showing consumers’ positive experiences with personal genetic testing....
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Noninvasive Sequencing of a Human Fetus

November 26, 2012
The story first broke in the summer of 2012 – two separate research groups, one from the University of Washington and the other from Stanford, announced within weeks of each...
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