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Everyday Hero

April 21, 2016
There are many faces of Parkinson’s, Claudia’s just happens to be smiling most of the time. “I’m an optimistic person,” said the mother of two teenage boys who lives with...
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A Fresh Take on Genetics for Freshmen

November 02, 2015
To teach his students a powerful lesson in genetics, Bryant McAllister, an associate professor of biology at the University of Iowa, poses a simple question. “Who are you?” Dr. McAllister...
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Meant to Be

November 01, 2015
Selma Spieler wished she knew more about her father.   She knew he came from Russia, was generous – regularly bringing food to neighbors and sending money to a cousin...
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Searching With 23andMe

August 04, 2015
Several media stories in the last few months have highlighted the potential of 23andMe to help adoptees. One of the more touching pieces highlighted a woman’s 50-year search for the...
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More Alike Than Different

June 23, 2015
The twins Greg and Alex Abbas were always really good in math and science. They sounded exactly alike on the phone. They could each play the piano, and they both...
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Jess’s Story

February 04, 2015
Jessica has a black and white photo of her grandfather, Phil, standing next to her great grandfather, Sam. In the photo, both father and son are staring into the camera...
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I Found Them

January 16, 2015
In the fading black-and-white photo Diane Silberman Berger is about four years old and walking next to her mother along a sidewalk in downtown Spokane. Taken by a street photographer...
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An Extraordinary Turn

August 14, 2014
Jeremy Kuykendall grew up in Texas, went to college there and settled down. He has a good job, is happily married and has two daughters. His life is pretty normal....
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Who Would Believe It?

July 25, 2014
If he hadn’t known his story was true, Phil Silvers said even he would have been skeptical. “Who would believe it?” said Phil, a 72 year-old retired middle school social...
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Parallel Lives

May 19, 2014
Kathy Fisher’s life journey has taken her far from home, but she’s never been far from family, even if she didn’t know it. In an uncanny coincidence, 23andMe connected Kathy...
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