A New 23andMe+ Report on HDL Cholesterol

July 21, 2021
Not all cholesterol is created equal. Understanding the difference between “good” and “bad” cholesterol, as well as your cholesterol levels, can help in your quest for a healthy heart.  The...
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Science’s Rock Stars

November 09, 2015
Seth McFarlane brought the humor, Pharrell Williams the glam, and this year’s winners of the Breakthrough Prize brought the wonder of science.  Breakthrough Prize winners at the ceremony. Image courtesy...
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Health Watch: New Year’s Resolutions, Reproduction and Rare Diseases

March 21, 2012
Like many people around the world, the health content team at 23andMe rang in 2012 with resolutions of staying healthy and it seemed fitting to delve into the genetics underlying...
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SNPwatch: KIF6 Tangos with LDL Cholesterol and Coronary Heart Disease

February 02, 2012
A genetic variant in the KIF6 gene has been controversially linked to heart disease and statin response. In 2010 it looked like the tide was turning and that there was no association after all, but now new research suggests that the relationship may simply be a little more complex.
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SNPwatch: More Genetic Variations Linked to AMD, a Leading Cause of Vision Loss

April 14, 2010
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss in the western world among people over 60.The two forms of the disease — wet and dry...
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Genetic Research Could Lead to New Cholesterol Drugs

July 27, 2009
Mutations are bad, right? Not always.  Some DNA changes are completely neutral. That’s how the human genome came to have so many variations. And some mutations are actually advantageous. A...
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New Papers from Nature Genetics Yield a Bounty of Cholesterol SNPs

December 08, 2008
The online publication of three papers by Nature Genetics this week has roughly doubled the number of genetic locations associated with levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.With the...
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A Genomic Moment

October 21, 2008
Russ Altman. In a recent post on his “Building Confidence” blog, 23andMe scientific advisor Russ Altman recounts an experience that should be familiar to 23andMe customers who regularly read The...
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