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The Gene Machine
March 24, 2017
Each expectant parent brings their own unique mix of emotions to pregnancy, but all of them share the same hope of simply having a healthy and happy baby. Couples go...
The Neanderthal Cookbook
March 15, 2017
It’s not quite waffles and paella, but it appears that Neanderthals were omnivores who adapted to eating whatever was available to them in the regions where they lived. DNA samples...
O Christmas Tree
December 21, 2016
Editor’s note: We first wrote about the Christmas Tree genome a few years ago, but it’s worth another look. There is some real interesting science around sequencing various conifers, like...
A Girl with Guts
August 04, 2016
At her darkest moment, feeling alone and drained by a daunting disease, Jackie Zimmerman began to write. “This is when things began to change for me,” said Jackie. As she...
Long Overdue Recognition
December 29, 2015
If you don’t know who Evelyn Witkins is perhaps you should. A legendary figure in genetic science, the 94 year-old professor emerita at Rutgers University was awarded in September a...
23andMe In The News
October 25, 2015
23andMe’s had a busy week with a lot of media coverage of our new customer experience. For everyone here at 23andMe, the notice is a nice moment after two years...
Mapping It Out
October 15, 2015
DNA has been described as both a recipe for life and a record of it, and computational biologist John Novembre – who recently received a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” for...
More Than Just Luck
July 09, 2015
The amazing CeCe Moore, a genetic genealogist and 23andMe Ancestry Ambassador, has done it again, solving a family mystery and helping a woman connect with her biological mother for the...
October 21, 2014
In her wonderful book, “The Invisible History of the Human Race,” writer and journalist Christine Kenneally conveys how your life is part of a thread of life that extends both...
Gut Check – A Short List of IBD Blogs
August 29, 2014
It might not be genetic but there appears to be a clear association between having inflammatory bowel disease and having a damn good sense of humor. IBD is a serious...