What is Austronesian ancestry?

January 16, 2020
23andMe's Ancestry Composition includes the population "Filipino & Austronsian," reflecting the ancestral connection to the indigenous seafaring people who spread out from what is now Taiwan to islands across the Pacific beginning 5,000 years ago.
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Genes and Behaviors Associated with New Year’s Resolutions

January 13, 2020
23andMe has studied the genetic and non-genetic factors involved with making and keeping New Year's resolutions.
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How to be Careful With Your Raw DNA Data 

January 08, 2020
23andMe does not support uploading DNA data from other services. While it allows customers to download their data, it cautions them about the potential risks of using raw data with third-party services.
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23andMe Research Highlights from 2019

January 03, 2020
Capping the decade 23andMe Research Highlights in 2019 capped a decade of innovation. Over the last ten years, 23andMe researchers have completed or collaborated on more than 150 published studies. The pace of that discovery, and the breadth of our research, has only grown over time illustrated in the papers published in 2019 alone. 
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Science versus Star Wars: “Reylo” and the inbreeding coefficient

December 17, 2019
By Samantha Ancona Esselmann, PhD, product scientist at 23andMe(Warning: This story contains Star Wars spoilers.)Hopeless romantics, myself included, wait with bated breath for the final installment of the nine-episode-long saga...
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The Genetic Influence on Retinal Detachment

December 13, 2019
Researchers in the UK have found new genetic associations making some people more prone retinal detachment. A study that used data from the UK Biobank and 23andMe has identified six genes or gene regions associated with the common but serious condition that can lead to vision impairment or even blindness if not treated.
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23andMe Alerted Me to My BRCA1 Variant

December 06, 2019
Using 23andMe Jessica learned she carries a BRCA1 variant that puts her at risk for breast or ovarian cancer a risk she wouldn't have learned of otherwise. Like many other women with a similar risk, she slipped through the cracks for traditional screening because she didn't meet the current criteria.
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Powering Parkinson’s Research with My Blueprint 

November 28, 2019
Claudia shares her perspective on living with Parkinson's and on why she participates in Parkinson's research in this post that first appeared on the Michael J. Fox Foundation blog.
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Taking the Leap Into My DNA: Part I

November 28, 2019
Amanda, a mother of two, writes about jumping into DNA testing with 23andMe. She describes her motivations, the steps to take to give a sample and register her kit, as well as her considerations about privacy and consent.
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Learn Your Family Health History

November 27, 2019
This Thanksgiving use the opportunity to learn a little about your family health history. Knowing your family health history can be important for managing your health.
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