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23andMe Genome Research Day

June 07, 2017
Every day at 23andMe is a research day.Joyce Tung, 23andMe’s Vice President of Research, listening in on sequencing and imputation.But recently, we had our very first “23andMe Genome Research Day”,...
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23andMe Releases First-of-its Kind Genetic Weight Report

March 02, 2017
Large scale genetic and non-genetic data plus machine learning, used to provide personalized portraits of how genes and lifestyle impact weight Have you ever wondered if it’s your genes keeping...
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Genetic evidence of assortative mating in humans

January 10, 2017
If you think that opposites attract, you are likely mistaken, or at least that’s what the science says. Over a hundred years ago, researchers first discovered that couples are actually...
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A Real Nail Biter

October 25, 2016
A lot of people bite their nails. It’s not that unusual, but researchers looking at the underlying biology for individuals who do it often are learning that frequent nail-biting may...
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New genetic variants found to influence likelihood of being a morning person

February 02, 2016
In a new study published today in Nature Communications, 23andMe researchers identified 15 genetic variants associated with being a morning person, including four genetic variants never before connected to sleep...
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Genetics found to influence puberty timing in girls and boys

November 09, 2015
By looking at data on when boys’ voices first broke as a way to time the onset of puberty, researchers at the University of Cambridge have completed a first-of-its-kind genetic...
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New genetic variants found to influence polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) risk

September 29, 2015
New research by scientists at the University of Cambridge and ten other institutions, including 23andMe, has uncovered half-a-dozen genetic variants associated with polycystic ovary syndrome, the most common reproductive disorder...
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23andMe Couples Correlated

February 14, 2014
For Valentine’s Day, we analyzed data from 15,298 real-world couples who had children together and found that people paired with others who were more like themselves than they were different....
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The Genetics of Bellies and Burgers

August 21, 2013
By Nick Furlotte and Shirley Wu For many of us, the battle of the bulge is more like an all-out war. We all know people who can eat whatever they...
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Your Lifestyle, Your Health, Your Genes

January 30, 2013
There are lots of things we can’t change, but our lifestyle isn’t one of them. Good thing, too  – our weight, nutrition habits, and exercise behaviors impact us beyond whether...
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