Research for People Like Me

March 26, 2021
Myriam Raber, a dentist in northeastern Ohio, is often mistaken for what she is not. “I let people label me sometimes,” Myriam said. “I go the hospital, and they look...
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Participating to Improve Representation in Research

March 23, 2021
As a family medicine doctor Abayomi Jones has seen disparities in healthcare firsthand — the lack of access, or insurance, or poverty, or all of the above contribute to poor...
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Participating for Better Equity in Research

February 26, 2021
Jordan Carroll, a social worker and patient advocate in San Diego, has a simple answer for why he’s participating in 23andMe’s Black Representation in Genetic Research study:  “I was happy...
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Hope, Healthcare, and Black Lives

February 25, 2021
By L. Okey Onyejekwe Jr., MD, JD,  23andMe’s Vice President of Healthcare Operations and Medical Affairs Why did we need a separate month for Black history? I’ve answered this question...
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Inspiring Others to Participate in Research

February 24, 2021
Maurice at home in Atlanta. People who know Maurice Hayes know he’s passionate about science, healthcare, and prevention. It’s personal for him. For three decades, he’s worked as an MRI...
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Reflecting on Improving Diversity in 23andMe Research for Black History Month

February 03, 2021
February marks a time to remember and celebrate people of the African diaspora. To kick off a Black History Month of reflection, we’d like to highlight some of the projects...
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23andMe’s Call for Collaborations to Study Underrepresented Populations

February 28, 2019
23andMe is inviting qualified researchers for collaborations using 23andMe’s large African American and Latino cohorts as part of our Research Innovation Collaborations Program to aid more study of underrepresented populations.
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Recognizing African Americans Who Contributed to Scientific Advancement

February 26, 2019
23andMe is sharing the untold stories of a few of the African-American scientists and figures who contributed to science as part of our recognition of Black History Month this year.
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A Need for Diversity in Research

February 15, 2018
In honor of Black History Month, several 23andMe researchers participated in a two-day event in honor of Henrietta Lacks and her contribution to science.On top of honoring Henrietta’s life, the...
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Ancestry-inspired genetic health and understudied populations

October 23, 2017
23andMe's ancestry and health results are intrinsically linked, and knowledge of one may provide vital information about the other.
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