asthma

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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Asthma in African American Children

May 26, 2016
Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH Asthma can start with simple tightness in the chest, but end in an epic battle to breathe.So whether you are black or white, Asian or...
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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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Mobile Research at 23andMe

March 21, 2016
23andMe announced this week that it would add access to genetic information to ResearchKit, an open source framework introduced by Apple that allows researchers and developers to create powerful apps...
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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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