Revealing the Hidden Figures Who Contributed to Scientific Advancement

February 26, 2019
23andMe is sharing the untold stories of a few of the African-American scientists as part of our recognition of Black History Month this year.
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Diversity Matters in Research

February 01, 2019
Africans and African Americans are among the most underrepresented populations in genetic health research, yet they face some of the most daunting health outcomes.It’s a bitter irony of the current...
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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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Did You Know? Genetic Research Lags for African Americans

February 23, 2012
Although there has been a recent boom in DNA research, little is known about the connection between DNA and disease in African Americans. Since discoveries made in one population aren’t always applicable to other ancestral groups, it is important to carry out additional research. Bridging the gap in research is particularly important for diseases that affect African Americans more than the rest of the population.
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