Anxiety and Depression Raise the Risk for Long COVID

May 24, 2022
A new 23andMe study found that a history of depression or anxiety was associated with more than a two-fold increase in the risk of being diagnosed with Long COVID. The study, among the largest done to date on long COVID, also found the women were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with long COVID, and that being vaccinated has a a modest impact on resolving symptoms for about 20 percent of those with long COVID but has no effect for about half of those with the condition.
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23andMe Study on Loss of Smell and Taste Due to COVID-19 Published

January 17, 2022
23andMe’s research that has identified genetic variants associated with the loss of smell or taste due to COVID-19 was published today in the journal Nature Genetics. As part of 23andMe’s ongoing...
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From protein structures to mRNA technology: top genetic and science stories of 2021

December 28, 2021
What stories and breakthroughs shaped the year in science and genetics?  That was the question we asked a group of 23andMe leaders who are experts in everything from human genetics...
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The Genetics Behind The Different Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccines

November 09, 2021
Editor’s note: A previous version of this blog post had an error in the HLA table, which has been corrected in this version. By Janie Shelton, Ph.D., and Daniella Coker,...
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Felt Ill After COVID-19 Vaccine? It May Depend on Which Vaccine and Whether You’ve Had COVID-19

August 26, 2021
23andMe looks at data showing the different reactions people reported to the three COVID-19 vaccines used in the United States.
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Scientists Cooperate to Map the Human Genetics of COVID-19

July 20, 2021
Earlier this summer, a consortium that included more than 3,000 researchers and scientists from around the world jointly published a summary analysis on genetic clues linked to both the susceptibility...
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Scientists Find Genetic Link to Loss of Smell Among COVID-19 Patients

June 02, 2021
Researchers at 23andMe have identified a new genetic variant associated with COVID-19 induced loss of smell and taste. The findings, published in a preprint released on medRxiv, note that the...
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The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Sleep

May 04, 2021
If you’ve had trouble sleeping over the last year, you’re not alone, according to a new national sleep survey from 23andMe. The new data indicate that another side-effect of the...
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23andMe’s New COVID-19 Severity Calculator

January 27, 2021
Using insights from 23andMe’s COVID-19 Research Study, our scientists have created a new interactive tool to help people better understand factors that contribute to a higher risk for hospitalizations due...
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23andMe’s COVID-19 Information Center

December 02, 2020
Even with promising COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon, it will likely be many months before they are widely available. This means that we must continue to do what we can...
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