Lifestyle Changes May Help Reduce Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

September 16, 2019
Although there remains no cure and only limited treatments for symptoms, there’s a bit of good news to report this year during World Alzheimer’s Month.  A handful of changes to...
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Good News About Health Reports

April 06, 2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted 23andMe authorization to offer ten genetic health risk reports including late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, celiac disease, and a condition associated with harmful...
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Genetic variants linked to education level

May 11, 2016
In what is the largest-ever genome wide association study for social science, researchers found more than 70 genetic variants associated with educational attainment – the number of years individuals spent...
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The FDA Wants To Hear Your Opinion

February 05, 2016
If you have an opinion about genetic testing and the best way to return those results, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to hear it at a daylong...
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This Year’s Top Ten Genetic Findings of 2013

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 in...
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Brain Injury, Mental Decline, and the APOE Gene

April 04, 2013
Mounting evidence points to brain trauma as a risk factor for mental decline. Football players who’ve had multiple concussions perform worse on tests of brain function and are more likely...
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A Genetic Variant Protective Against Alzheimer’s

October 24, 2012
Editor’s note: This post has been edited from its original to reflect changes in our product. 23andMe reports on a genetic variant associated with risk for Late Onset Alzheimer’s Disease....
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World Alzheimer’s Day

September 21, 2012
In honor of World Alzheimer’s Day, we’re linking to a few posts and stories about the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and affects more than...
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Genetics and the Risks from Traumatic Brain Injuries

May 16, 2012
23andMe founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki talks about new research into genetic factors correlated with risk for degenerative brain disease in response to traumatic brain injury.
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Do These Genes Make My Brain Look Big?

May 10, 2012
If you have a big head, you may be subjected to a fair bit of teasing, but science may offer you some consolation. People with smaller heads may be at risk for dementia and other cognitive and mental illnesses. Now, scientists have found associations between common genetic variants and measures of head and brain size.
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