Ashkenazi ancestry

Haplogroup Report Edit

September 01, 2017
Over the last year or so, we’ve been working hard to update some of our most popular tools here at 23andMe, and sometimes in the flurry of all that activity,...
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Nobody Knew

January 24, 2016
Total strangers, John and Rhonda have one thing in common, the same father. The two made that discovery earlier this year after using 23andMe. “Nobody knew about John,” said Rhonda,...
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Who I Am

May 27, 2014
Although his family had always told him they were of Mexican and Puerto Rican ancestry, David Aguilar never thought that truly captured who he was. “I always felt that I...
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We’re Cousins!

April 17, 2014
In honor of both Easter and Passover, we want to share Debra’s 23andMe story. A Christian, Debra didn’t just read the Bible, she began to immerse herself in the Torah,...
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Out Of The Ashes

March 06, 2014
Peter used 23andMe to help him piece together more information about his Hungarian family lost in the Holocaust. In the process he connected with cousins who were descended from relatives who'd escaped during World War II to live in Israel or the United States.
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Customer response to direct-access BRCA genetic testing

February 12, 2013
We know from scientific research that, in general, people don’t freak out about the results they get from personal genetic testing. When the results show an increased risk for serious...
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Using 23andMe to Make Connections

October 30, 2012
We plead guilty to occasionally geeking out on genetics, so it’s nice to see when someone else does it too. In September, Moment Magazine got all nerdy and wrote about...
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SNPwatch: Novel Genetic Factors for Crohn’s Disease Identified for Ashkenazi Jewish Ancestry

May 24, 2012
As a group, Ashkenazi Jews have distinct genetic characteristics that carry important implications for health. In addition to having higher rates of certain rare genetic disorders, people with Ashkenazi ancestry are also at increased risk for some complex conditions like Crohn's disease. A recent study highlights genetic factors associated with Crohn's disease in Ashkenazi Jewish populations.
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The “Uniqueness” of Ashkenazi Jewish Ancestry is Important for Health

May 22, 2012
Ashkenazi Jews are one group that fall under the umbrella of “European”, but it’s clear from numerous studies that they’re genetically unique and distinct from the European population at large.
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Ashkenazi and Me — Discovering Unknown Jewish Ancestry with 23andMe

May 17, 2012
In this post, Ancestry Ambassador CeCe Moore talks about how 23andMe helped her discover her Jewish ancestry.
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