Stepping Back Up Amid COVID-19

September 18, 2020
New data from 23andMe shows that although people became less active early in the COVID-19 pandemic, activity-levels measured in steps have gone back up.
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23andMe COVID-19 Study Findings Published

September 09, 2020
This week 23andMe scientists published findings from the first four months of our COVID-19 study using data from more than a million research participants that found both genetic and non-genetic...
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Social Distancing during COVID-19 — Who, When, Where

August 11, 2020
23andMe’s research into COVID-19 reveals that amid the pandemic between April and June, adherence to social distancing measures waned, only to go back up in July as cases spiked again.
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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Impact of COVID-19

August 06, 2020
Blacks and Latinos are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, according to new data from scientists at 23andMe, illustrating the racial disparities in the impact of the virus.
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One Thousand Steps Less, Looking at Activity Changes During COVID-19

June 25, 2020
People are walking a lot less and sleeping more since efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 began in March, according to new data compiled by 23andMe. Researchers looked at data from 33,000 individuals, who consented to participate in research, and included about 20 million data points tracking more than two months of activity. While we know the virus itself presents serious health risks, these changes in daily behavior may also impact our health in more subtle ways.
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23andMe finds evidence that blood type plays a role in COVID-19 

June 08, 2020
Preliminary data from 23andMe's massive COVID-19 study lends more support to the importance of blood type in susceptibility to the virus and the severity of symptoms. Early data indicate that the O blood type may be protective against COVID-19.
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Working from Home Silver Lining Stories from 23andMe

May 31, 2020
Hard at work, at home, 23andMe employees share some of their silver linings, the positive aspects, of working at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Here are some of the bright spots of their days spent working from home and sheltering in place with their families or on their own.
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23andMe Expands its Genetic Study of COVID-19

May 13, 2020
Already with almost half a million participants, including several thousand who have had the virus, 23andMe is expanding its COVID-19 genetics study. The study is now open to people who have been hospitalized with severe cases of the virus but are not currently 23andMe customers.
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COVID-19 and the immune system’s double-edged sword

April 24, 2020
We don’t yet know all the factors that influence our immune systems’ responses to COVID-19. Research shows there are clear genetic differences in susceptibility to other infectious diseases — with much of that variation found in genes involved in the immune system. But our environment likely plays a big role in how well our immune systems function, too.
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Could genetics play a role in the severity of COVID-19?

April 08, 2020
We know genetics plays a role in the severity and susceptibility of other infectious diseases, but does genetics play a role in the severity of some cases of COVID-19? 23andMe is currently conducting research with the aim of learning more.
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