Great ideas come from all over, so we’re sharing some of what interests us. These are some of the interesting topics we’re reading about this week, and sometimes we’ll drop a few stimulating podcasts and other non-reading material into the mix.


Black Dermatologists Important to Breaking Barriers to Skin Care 

February 28, 2022
Blog editor’s note:This #BlackHistoryMonth, 23andMe employees are discussing the resiliency and joy in the Black and African diaspora. While we reflect on the past, share and recognize Black stories and...
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A Theater in Harlem Fostering Black Creativity

February 24, 2022
Blog editor’s note: This #BlackHistoryMonth, 23andMe employees are discussing the resiliency and joy in the Black and African diaspora. While we reflect on the past, share and recognize Black stories...
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Practicing Radical Self Care with Cherice Harrison-Nelson

February 23, 2022
Blog editor’s note: This #BlackHistoryMonth, 23andMe employees are celebrating joy and resilience in the Black and African diaspora through events, art, and conversations. We’ve also curated a series of guest...
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Growing Community through Community Farming

February 18, 2022
BlackHistoryMonth we’re highlighting resiliency and joy in the Black and African diaspora through a series of guest blogs. Our next blog features Nyema, an urban farming maven in Seattle, and her group Nurturing Roots that offers programs that include nature-based play for children to fitness and wellness training for adults.
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Reflecting on my own journey

June 17, 2020
23andMe content strategist Caroline Wallis reviews the book Inheritance by Dani Shaprio, a book about DNA testing, paternity, identity and the meaning of family.
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Earliest Americans, Lost Families and a Haunting Gene

March 13, 2020
This week we're reading stories about Neanderthal children, the earliest immigrants to the Americas, and about a researcher who spent decades studying Huntington's disease, the rare genetic illness that killed her mother and threatens to take her as well.
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Rats, CRISPR, and Twins

March 07, 2020
What we're reading this week includes stories about the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR, rats in New York, and healthcare in the UK and US.
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Sweat, Tears and Tijuana Doctors — What We’re Reading this Week

February 28, 2020
What we're reading this week includes a story about how scientists can glean information about you from samples of your sweat, tears, saliva, and dental plaque.
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Junk Food, Viruses, and Ghosts — What We’re Reading This Week

February 21, 2020
What we're reading during the week of Feburary 18, 2020 covers the coronavirus, ancient DNA, and healthy weight.
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Book Review: She Has Her Mother’s Laugh

August 01, 2018
A book review of Carl Zimmer's massive new book “She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity.”
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