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The Neanderthal Cookbook

March 15, 2017
It’s not quite waffles and paella, but it appears that Neanderthals were omnivores who adapted to eating whatever was available to them in the regions where they lived. DNA samples...
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23andMe Releases First-of-its Kind Genetic Weight Report

March 02, 2017
Large scale genetic and non-genetic data plus machine learning, used to provide personalized portraits of how genes and lifestyle impact weight Have you ever wondered if it’s your genes keeping...
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Hacking Away at Health and Ancestry

October 19, 2016
For fans of HBO’s hit show Silicon Valley, you may be familiar with this formula for innovation – put a bunch of smart Mike Polcari, a 23andMe vice president and...
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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2014
Your genetics can tell you a lot about yourself, even the food you eat. As Americans prepared for their Thanksgiving feasts, 23andMe is taking a look at the genetics behind...
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Exercise Can Modify DNA in Fat Cells

August 30, 2013
By Sheel Dandekar Not convinced that those trips to the gym are making a difference?  Think again. In a recent study in PloS Genetics, researchers from Lund University in Sweden...
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The Genetics of Bellies and Burgers

August 21, 2013
By Nick Furlotte and Shirley Wu For many of us, the battle of the bulge is more like an all-out war. We all know people who can eat whatever they...
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Heart Disease, Genetics and the Mediterranean Diet

March 25, 2013
Your diet has a huge impact on your health, particularly influencing your risk for things like heart disease, the leading cause of death worldwide. Your genetics equally contributes to your...
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Your Lifestyle, Your Health, Your Genes

January 30, 2013
There are lots of things we can’t change, but our lifestyle isn’t one of them. Good thing, too  – our weight, nutrition habits, and exercise behaviors impact us beyond whether...
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An Active Participant in Breast Cancer Research and in Life

August 01, 2012
Editors note June 2013: Suzan “Suzie” Mickey lost her battle with cancer earlier this month. An advocate for better treatments for women with metastatic breast cancer, Suzie inspired many with...
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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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