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New Research Shows Shared Genetic Link Between Alcohol Dependence and Psychiatric Disorders

November 26, 2018
In the largest genetic study of it's kind an international team of researchers using data from the UK Biobank and 23andMe found shared genetic underpinnings for alcoholism and several psychiatric disorders including depression, ADHD and schizophrenia.
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23andMe Scientist Presents Better Way to Predict Skin Cancer Risk

October 24, 2018
23andMe scientists present findings on using a new statistical model that combines data like sun exposure along with genetic data, to better predict skin cancer risk.
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23andMe at Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics

October 15, 2018
More than 50 23andMe scientists will be participating in the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics in San Diego this year.
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Tipping the scales: Participants make healthy dietary changes in response to direct-to-consumer genetic test results

January 12, 2018
According to 23andMe research, many people reported making healthy changes to their lifestyle after receiving personalized genetic reports with information about diet and weight.
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23andMe Launches Massive Landmark Genetic Weight Loss Study

December 28, 2017
23andMe researchers will recruit 100,000 customers to participate in the first genome-wide association study of behavioral weight loss strategies.
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Wait for it, new genetic research on impulsivity

December 11, 2017
Working with 23andMe, researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have found genetic correlations for ‘delay discounting,’ that overlap with several neuropsychiatric conditions, such ADHD, depression, smoking dependency and being overweight.
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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
23andMe scientists created a first of its kind genetic weight report that uses machine learning techniques to estimate BMI based on genetics and lifestyle to calculate customers genetic predisposition to weigh more or less than average. The report also provides insight into which lifestyle factors might make the biggest difference for a person’s own weight.
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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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