Lifestyle Changes May Help Reduce Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

September 16, 2019
Although there remains no cure and only limited treatments for symptoms, there’s a bit of good news to report this year during World Alzheimer’s Month.  A handful of changes to...
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A Genetic Study Looking at the Natural Diversity of Human Sexuality

September 04, 2019
A new international study looking at same-sex sexual relations did not find a "gay gene," but it did find thousands of genetic variants that influence same-sex sexual behavior. Across all the thousands of genetic variants found they explain somewhere between 8 and 25 percent of the variation in same-sex sexual behavior. The genetic variants identified are far from being predictive of same-sex sexual behavior. The study is the largest of its kind ever done.
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Same-Sex Sexual Behavior Partially Influenced by Genetics

August 29, 2019
A new genetic study found thousands of genetic variants associated with same-sex sexual behavior, but did not find any evidence of a so-called "gay gene."
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Brother Cops

August 23, 2019
Eric and Dave, who both live in Florida but had until recently never met, learned through 23andMe that they were not just brother cops, but half-brothers too.
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Meet 23andMe’s Interns

August 16, 2019
By Lily Brickman, 23andMe Communications Intern23andMe’s second official internship program included 28 interns across a number of teams and in a variety of different roles.Our interns this year come from...
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Now I Know Where I Belong

August 11, 2019
Juan Fernandez had made many presentations about his Dominican heritage and the island’s Native Taíno population. But he’d never been caught off-guard by such a simple and direct question before: “Do...
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23andMe Explores Dietary Habit and Health Outcomes

August 06, 2019
23andMe investigate how dietary habits, along with genetics, demographics, lifestyle and other data can influence overall health outcomes.
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Seoul Sisters and Brothers

July 31, 2019
When they met for the first time, Tamara Miller and Leslie Wheeler were struck by their similarities. They both are Korean adoptees, and both share a cheerful disposition and closets...
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A Predisposition to Save on 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service

July 22, 2019
A recent ruling by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) now allows for money set aside in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) to be used to...
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Why 23andMe Loves Neanderthals, And You Should Too

July 12, 2019
Modern humans and Neanderthals hail from a common ancestor, and non-Africans have some fraction of Neanderthal DNA. That overlapping history explains some of the things we have in common with our ancient human cousins.
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