First Estimates for Uniparental Disomy, a Rare Genetic Phenomenon

October 10, 2019
Research drawn from 23andMe data has for the first time allowed scientists to estimate the frequency of a very rare genetic phenomenon known as “uniparental disomy,” or UPD. In UPD the...
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Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2015
Happy Thanksgiving!This week, families across the United States will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a sumptuous meal. 23We’ve created a video short looking at the DNA of the dinner table. Have...
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All About that Base (Pair): The Significance of your Genotypes

July 16, 2015
I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but you don’t have a gene for being tall, or a gene for caffeine addiction or a gene for intelligence. No one does. In...
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Genetics Quiz Extended

September 10, 2012
Attention all students! We’re extending the Genetics 101 quiz through Sunday, September 16th to give everyone plenty of time to brush up on their genetics and earn a chance to...
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23andMe Discovers 24th Chromosome, Changes Name to 24andMe

April 01, 2011
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — April 1, 2011 — Something just wasn’t right. For months, the scientists at the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company puzzled over anomalies in the customer data they...
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How’d We Get 23?

February 19, 2008
It’s a question we’re getting used to: “Why are you called 23andMe?”Many of you know the answer by now: our name refers to the 23 pairs of chromosomes usually found...
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