allergies

New Research on the Shared Genetics of Autoimmune Disease and Allergies

February 19, 2017
In what researchers believe is the largest genome-wide association study ever done on the shared genetics of allergy and autoimmune diseases, scientists have identified genetic variants that influence risk for...
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A new methodology helps identify four new asthma risk genes

September 28, 2016
Sorting through hundreds of genetic risk variants for asthma, Australian scientists – with input and data from researchers at 23andMe – have identified an association between asthma and the expression...
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Dirt Don’t Hurt

August 11, 2016
A little farmyard dust might the difference in bolstering against asthma and allergies, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Although the study was very...
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Genetic variants found to Influence multiple traits and conditions

May 16, 2016
Researchers know that certain genes, or more accurately regions in our genes, are multitaskers, influencing a wide variety of traits and conditions that range from such things as the size...
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The Neanderthal Advantage

January 13, 2016
We might not give Neanderthals much respect, but modern humans probably owe our survival, at least in part, to our now-extinct short and burly ancient cousins. A new study by...
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23andMe And Drug Discovery

October 28, 2015
The sobering fact about drug development is that it takes too long and costs too much money. 23andMe wants to change all that. At the annual meeting of the American...
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Allergies And The Hygiene Hypothesis

September 03, 2015
Bolstering the theory that modern society’s fixation on cleanliness might actually be hurting the development of healthy immune systems in children, a new study published this week in the journal...
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New genetic variants found to influence risk of asthma with hay fever

January 28, 2014
Working with researchers from Australia’s QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, 23andMe scientists completed the first ever genome-wide association study combining asthma and hay fever phenotypes. While the susceptibility to both...
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This Year’s Top Ten Genetic Findings

December 27, 2013
Each year at this time 23andMe puts together a list of the most interesting genetic findings of 2013. We’re doing that again but with a twist. We want to include...
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What Patients Say Works For Allergies

October 09, 2013
For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. By Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether If you have allergies, you’ve probably tried many approaches to easing the sneezing,...
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