New African & East Asian Details in 23andMe’s Latest Ancestry Composition Update

August 21, 2018
23andMe has added new and more diverse reference populations, allowing customers with African and East Asian ancestry to see a more detailed breakdown of their Ancestry Composition. The update was made possible thanks to the contributions of 23andMe customers, as well as new sources of publicly available data such as the 1000 Genomes Project, and from the company's own African Genetics Project.
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23andMe Launches The Global Genetics Project

February 08, 2018
23andMe launches a Global Genetics Project recruiting thousands of individuals with recent heritage from dozens of countries in Africa, Oceania, Asia, and the Americas to improve research in underrepresented populations, and reveal new insights into patterns of human migration and genetic diversity.
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Your DNA DISCOVE(RED)

November 28, 2017
23andMe joined forces with the non-profit (RED) to support the fight against AIDS by creating a limited edition (RED)-branded genetic testing kit for the holiday.
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23andMe’s African Ancestry Project

November 01, 2013
The human story begins in Africa, but for many African Americans searching for their ancestral roots, finding where their family story begins on that great continent is nearly impossible, because...
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The Keeper Of Memory

September 09, 2013
Mike Lattimore felt a mix of anxiety and dread about visiting Africa, so fraught it was with the scars of slavery. But standing on the shores of what is known...
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Back-to-School: Human Prehistory 101 Test Results

September 05, 2012
Correction: Ouch! We mistakenly listed the wrong answer to the last question in the quiz. It has been corrected. Populations are more similar now than they were 500 years ago...
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Solving Mysteries via DNA

March 01, 2012
Finding Your Roots Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is a 10-part series in which the Harvard scholar will delve into the genealogy and genetics of famous Americans....
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Did You Know? One in Twelve African Americans has Sickle Cell Trait

February 14, 2012
In the United States alone, about 100,000 people have sickle cell disease and roughly one in 500 black or African-American babies is born with it. The genetic mutation underlying this condition causes red blood cells to take on a "sickle" shape, which makes it harder to deliver oxygen to certain parts of the body. But why would a mutation that causes a harmful disease survive through evolution to the high frequency with which we observe it today?
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Stories From 23andMe: James Larry Vick and the “Black Dutch” of Newman’s Ridge

August 19, 2011
It started innocently enough with a simple question from his daughter. “Where did our family come from?” (Image from Larry Vick’s blog) For 20 years Larry Vick has been trying...
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SNPwatch: New Genetic Associations Revealed for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

June 02, 2010
Nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) arises in the upper part of the throat, behind the nose.   It is rare in most areas of the world–affecting only about 1 in every 100,000...
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