Research for People Like Me

March 26, 2021
Myriam Raber, a dentist in northeastern Ohio, is often mistaken for what she is not. “I let people label me sometimes,” Myriam said. “I go the hospital, and they look...
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Participating to Improve Representation in Research

March 23, 2021
As a family medicine doctor Abayomi Jones has seen disparities in healthcare firsthand — the lack of access, or insurance, or poverty, or all of the above contribute to poor...
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DNA Reveals America’s Mixed-Race History

March 19, 2021
By Elliot Aguilar, Ph.D.* For nearly all its existence, America has not only been a multiracial nation but a nation of mixed-race people.   It’s a truth that is still rarely...
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Reflecting on Improving Diversity in 23andMe Research for Black History Month

February 03, 2021
February marks a time to remember and celebrate people of the African diaspora. To kick off a Black History Month of reflection, we’d like to highlight some of the projects...
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23andMe Offers a New Report on APOL1-Related Chronic Kidney Disease

August 05, 2020
23andMe added a new Genetic Health Risk report on APOL1-related chronic kidney disease that has particular relevance for customers with African ancestry.
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Learning About Yourself With 23andMe

February 18, 2020
Jeremiah wanted to know more about his African ancestry. He used 23andMe to discover how his DNA connected him to what is now Ghana, Nigeria, and the Congo.
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Raising Awareness

February 03, 2020
As we celebrate Black History Month, we want to raise awareness about some of the conditions 23andMe reports on that are common among people of African ancestry, including Sickle Cell Anemia, G6PD deficiency, Hereditary Amyloidosis (TTR-Related), and Beta Thalassemia and Related Hemoglobinopathies.
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23andMe’s Call for Collaborations to Study Underrepresented Populations

February 28, 2019
23andMe is inviting qualified researchers for collaborations using 23andMe’s large African American and Latino cohorts as part of our Research Innovation Collaborations Program to aid more study of underrepresented populations.
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Recognizing African Americans Who Contributed to Scientific Advancement

February 26, 2019
23andMe is sharing the untold stories of a few of the African-American scientists and figures who contributed to science as part of our recognition of Black History Month this year.
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A Need for Diversity in Research

February 15, 2018
In honor of Black History Month, several 23andMe researchers participated in a two-day event in honor of Henrietta Lacks and her contribution to science.On top of honoring Henrietta’s life, the...
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