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“Best Day Ever”
December 23, 2015
A big part of our mission is to help advance genetics education.We had a rewarding opportunity to do so last Friday, as the 23andMe Education Team hosted a holiday event...
January 20, 2015
The author Christine Kenneally – who wrote the wonderful book The Invisible History of the Human Race – graciously agreed to participate in a Twitter chat we are hosting on...
Mr. Double Helix
November 10, 2014
We’re fortunate here at 23andMe to get some interesting visitors, but last week was especially exciting for us when James Watson – yes that Watson – dropped in to say...
October 21, 2014
In her wonderful book, “The Invisible History of the Human Race,” writer and journalist Christine Kenneally conveys how your life is part of a thread of life that extends both...
January 29, 2014
Scientists at the University of Washington’s Department of Genome Sciences, report that they can zero in on remnant Neanderthal DNA in modern humans, identifying specific regions in our genome where...
Introducing Tales from the Genome on Udacity
September 17, 2013
By Matthew Cook, PhD Udacity Instructor Get excited! After months of planning and production, Udacity and 23andMe are launching a new genetics course, Tales from the Genome, that will be...
July 25, 2013
Francis Crick and James Watson might not have been able to describe the iconic double helix structure of DNA more than 60 years ago, if it hadn’t been for Rosalind...
The Smithsonian Opens New Genetics Exhibit
June 13, 2013
Sixty years after Crick and Watson showed us the double helix structure of DNA, the Smithsonian opens the exhibition “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code,” showing us all how the genetic revolution...
May 08, 2013
The story of H is really the story of people in modern Europe. H refers to a maternal lineage – also known as a maternal haplogroup – that originated long...
A Letter About the Letters of Life
April 17, 2013
Last week the sale of some high-profile memorabilia attracted our attention, and no, we’re not talking about the $2.1M price tag for a Honus Wagner baseball card. It was the...