The Genetics of Allergies

April 15, 2021
For many people, sniffling, sneezing, and rubbing itchy eyes is a rite of spring. Pollen wafting through the air from budding trees, grasses, and flowers during spring triggers allergy attacks...
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Clear-Eyed About A Risk for AMD

April 09, 2021
When it comes to her health, there is no bliss in ignorance for Kelly Anderson. “For me, I’ve always wanted to know. I’ve always wanted to know what’s happening or...
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Raising Awareness of Parkinson’s Disease

April 06, 2021
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. It also marks the 12th anniversary of 23andMe’s groundbreaking Parkinson’s Research community, which is now the largest genetic research cohort for Parkinson’s disease in the...
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Tasty Genetics of a Supertaster

March 30, 2021
It’s not a superpower, but the genetics behind being what some call a “supertaster” might make for a pretty good argument against eating your broccoli. Supertasters have the good fortune,...
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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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Cilantro Love and Hate: Is it a Genetic Trait?

March 22, 2021
Cilantro, one of the most commonly used herbs in the world, is loved by some and loathed by others. It turns out that a distaste for the "devil herb" is partially explained by genetics. 23andMe lets you bite into the science of cilantro aversion.
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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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A New 23andMe Report on Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

March 17, 2021
23andMe recently added a new report on pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency, a rare genetic disorder that can result in chronic anemia and other serious complications.* This new Carrier Status report...
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Where 23andMe Customers’ Irish Ancestors Lived, And More

March 17, 2021
For St. Patrick's Day 23andMe looks at Irish ancestry, where in Ireland customers Irish ancestors lived, and where in the United States customers with recent Irish ancestry live.
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Fear of Public Speaking

March 15, 2021
It's not quite the number one fear, but about a quarter of Americans report having a fear of public speaking, and it turns out that some of that fear can be attributed to genetics. 23andMe's new trait report looks at one's likelihood of having a fear of public speaking.
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