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Six Things to Serve Your Neanderthal Guest for Thanksgiving

November 21, 2017
Neanderthals were actually quite similar to modern humans and exhibited complex social behaviors, so what would you feed a Neanderthal for Thanksgiving.
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Untangling What We Know of Uncombable Hair Syndrome

September 27, 2017
By Amick BooneSeven-year-old Shilah Yin likes being different. She even likes it when people describe her hair — a thick frizzy blond mane that juts out at all angles —...
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DNA Testing Helps Reveal Hidden Family History

September 08, 2017
23andMe helps man learn about his family's hidden history, shifting his view of his own racial identity.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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A Girl with Guts

August 04, 2016
At her darkest moment, feeling alone and drained by a daunting disease, Jackie Jackie Zimmerman Zimmerman began to write. “This is when things began to change for me,” said Jackie....
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Long Overdue Recognition

December 29, 2015
If you don’t know who Evelyn Witkins is perhaps you should.  Evelyn Witkin. A legendary figure in genetic science, the 94 year-old professor emerita at Rutgers University was awarded in...
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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...
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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...
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