chromosomes

Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2015
This week families across the United States will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a sumptuous meal. We’ve created a video short looking at the DNA of the dinner table. Have a...
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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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Back-to-School: Genetics 101 Quiz Results

September 17, 2012
Okay students, pencils down! A week ago Friday we posted the second in a three-part series of educational courses for back-to-school season. The entries are now in. You can see...
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Genetics 101 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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Back-to-School: Genetics 101

September 07, 2012
Our Hero Gregor Mendel, an Austrian monk and biologist, worked out the pattern of inheritance of various traits. He showed that a “dominant” trait is one that always shows up...
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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...
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