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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Find Us At ASHG

October 13, 2016
Attending the annual American Society of Human Genetics meeting in Vancouver next week?We’d love to hear from you! Attend our talks, come by our posters, and find us at our...
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Good Morning Friend

June 11, 2015
They’ve been friends since the first grade, so Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal, YouTube stars with their own daily show, decided to see if there might be some deeper explanation...
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Birds of Feather

July 15, 2014
Adding more credence to the saying that “birds of a feather flock together” a new study published this week found that friends are as genetically similar as fourth cousins. The...
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Where In the Kale?

July 07, 2014
Comparing 23andMe survey data and Google search data, our researchers were able to find geographic differences for things like leafy green versus red meat consumption.
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23andMe Couples Correlated

February 14, 2014
23andMe looked at data from more than 15,000 couples with a biological child in common and found that opposites do not attract. In fact, couples are more alike than they are different.
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Oldest vs. Youngest — Let the Sibling Rivalries Begin!

June 06, 2012
Ever felt like your studious oldest sibling was more responsible? Or that your rebellious younger sibling always got the most attention? Our latest quiz questions our thoughts about the effects birth order has on personality, accomplishment, and life choices.
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Quiz Answers: Traits Associated With BMI

May 06, 2012
Last week we quizzed our readers on traits associated with BMI among 23andMe’s customers. Congratulations to Suellen, the winner of the quiz! So what were the correct answers? Read on...
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