A 23andMe Skeptic Changes Her Mind

April 29, 2020
A 23andMe skeptic changes her mind after testing and learning that she had genetic predispositions for Celiac disease and Type 2 diabetes, two conditions she has.
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Raising Awareness Of Celiac Disease

September 13, 2018
Today is National Celiac Awareness Day, meant to raise awareness of the about three million Americans with celiac disease, and most — like Charlie, a paleontologist and 23andMe customer — spend years not ever being diagnosed.
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Genetics, Microbes and Celiac Disease

March 06, 2013
Editor’s note: This post has been altered to reflect 23andMe’s new product offering. By Amick B. Like other autoimmune diseases, celiac disease has a strong genetic component, but new research...
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Quiz Answers: Heritability Demystified

May 16, 2012
Congratulations to Monica P., the winner of our heritability quiz! Read on for the answers and to learn more about what we can say about nature vs. nurture.
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SNPwatch: Researchers Investigate Shared Genetic Factors for Autoimmune Diseases

September 08, 2011
By Bethann Hromatka Autoimmune diseases are caused by an overactive immune system. In these diseases, white blood cells, which normally help your body fight infections, ramp up and attack your...
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SNPwatch: Researchers Identify Risk Variants Shared by Crohn’s Disease and Celiac Disease

February 08, 2011
Crohn's and Celiac are both autoimmune conditions localized to the digestive system, but they have many differences. For example, celiac disease is confined to the small intestine and is specifically a reaction to ingested gluten, while Crohn’s disease can occur anywhere in the digestive tract when an overactive immune system attacks “friendly” bacteria in the gut that normally help us to break down what we eat. Despite these differences, evidence suggests that the two diseases may share some of the same risk factors and underlying causes.
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SNPwatch: Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease Share Some Genetic Risk Factors

December 12, 2008
Like many other autoimmune diseases, type 1 diabetes and celiac disease, often cluster together in families. Studies show that the prevalence of celiac disease in people with type 1 diabetes is five to 10 times higher than in the general population.
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