African Genetics Project

Fast Recruitment for 23andMe’s Global Genetics Project

December 03, 2018
23andMe's Global Genetics Project aims to enroll more than 10,000 people over two years from communities in Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, who are not currently well represented in genetic research. The data will help diversity 23andMe’s database and thus improve results for our customers; it will also boost genomic studies in underrepresented populations worldwide.
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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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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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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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23andMe revs up Ancestry Composition feature

November 16, 2017
With a new genotyping chip and additional data, 23andMe has revved up its Ancestry Composition feature, giving customers more precision in learning about their geographic origins of their ancestry.
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Black History Month Draws Attention to The Need for Diversity in Genetic Research

January 31, 2017
February is Black History Month offering us another opportunity to talk about diversity in genetic research and why it’s important for all of us. 23andMe’s mission has always been to...
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Tracing Back to Africa

December 13, 2016
DNA extracted from bones at a burial site in a rocky valley on a remote island in the South Atlantic could hold important information for those with ancestral roots in...
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