Equity and Inclusion at 23andMe for People with Disabilities

October 08, 2021
This week, Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe’s CEO, and Co-Founder signed a letter, along with dozens of CEOs, making a commitment toward advancing equity and inclusion for employees and customers with disabilities. The move deepened the company’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through participating in the Disability Equality Index. The index offers a way to gauge the company’s policies and practices for employees and customers with disabilities in the coming years.
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Making 23andMe More Inclusive for All Genders

September 01, 2021
23andMe now allows customers to distinguish between their sex assigned at birth and their gender. This allows all customers, but especially our transgender and/or non-binary customers, to have their gender accurately reflected in relevant product features.
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A new analysis sheds light on some customers’ Indigenous genetic ancestry from North America

July 16, 2021
23andMe added eight new regions within North America reflecting Indigenous genetic ancestry. The addition is in response not just to requests from thousands of customers, but also as part of...
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Trust the Science by Supporting Trans Health Care

June 08, 2021
In honor of Pride month, 23andMe science communication program manager, Jey McCreight, writes about what the science says about gender identity and health.
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How was your sex determined? It might be a lot more complicated than you think

June 01, 2021
By Samantha Ancona Esselmann, Ph.D., and Chelsea Robertson* Editor’s note: A version of this post originally appeared earlier this year in our premium content for 23andMe+ members. We are reposting...
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CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

May 21, 2021
Over the last year, since the tragic murder of George Floyd, 23andMe has taken a number of steps to improve our approach in building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive...
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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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DNA Reveals America’s Mixed-Race History

March 19, 2021
By Elliot Aguilar, Ph.D.* For nearly all its existence, America has not only been a multiracial nation but a nation of mixed-race people.   It’s a truth that is still rarely...
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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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