New Insights into the Use of Genetics to Study of Rare Disease

June 21, 2021
Researchers at 23andMe described what is believed to be the largest genomic study of rare diseases ever done in a groundbreaking new paper. The study offers up a potential alternative method for gaining insight into these challenging-to-study conditions.
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 Introducing 23andMe’s 2021 Summer Interns, Part I

June 18, 2021
The last year has taught most of us working today lessons usually learned over many years on the job, such as the importance of adaptability, the need to pick up...
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Ringing in 23andMe’s Next Chapter

June 17, 2021
23andMe’s CEO and Co-founder Anne Wojcicki rang the opening bell on Nasdaq Thursday morning, celebrating our first day as a publicly-traded company. Anne took a moment during the virtual bell-ringing...
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A Father and Daughter Meet for the First Time

June 15, 2021
Tom Chaney was the kind of cop who was married to his job. During his more than two decades in law enforcement, he’d grab shifts on holidays, fill in for...
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23andMe Signs Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ+ State Laws

June 14, 2021
23andMe joined over 100 other companies, to stand up for equity and against state legislation that discriminates against the LGBTQ+ community. The Human Rights Campaign released a statement condemning this...
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New Research Offers Insights into Cataracts

June 14, 2021
Researchers at Kaiser Permanente identified dozens of new genetic associations for increased risk of age-related cataracts, one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide.The study, published in the journal Nature...
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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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Scientists Find Genetic Link to Loss of Smell Among COVID-19 Patients

June 02, 2021
Researchers at 23andMe have identified a new genetic variant associated with COVID-19 induced loss of smell and taste. The findings, published in a preprint released on medRxiv, note that the...
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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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Study Offers More Insights into the Genetics of Depression

June 01, 2021
A massive new genome-wide association study led by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is shedding new light on the genetic underpinnings of major depression.More than 16 million Americans are...
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