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Siblings reunite using 23andMe

September 20, 2018
Abandoned in Korea, siblings Justin and Renee reunite after 34 years later using 23andMe.
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The Podcast Spit

September 14, 2018
Spit, a new 23andMe’s new podcast with iHeart Radio, is hosted by the writer, comedian and cultural critic, Baratunde Thurston, in conversation with artists, scientists and thinkers talking about how DNA testing is changing perspectives about identity, family, and race.
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Raising Awareness Of Celiac Disease

September 13, 2018
September 13th is National Celiac Awareness Day, meant to raise awareness of the more than three million Americans with celiac disease and to commemorate the birth of Dr. Samuel Gee, who first identified the link between the symptoms of celiac and diet. Despite his pioneering work more than a century ago, researchers are still trying to fully understand this severe autoimmune disease that can damage the small intestines and lead to the inability to absorb nutrients from food. The condition, which runs in families, is challenging to diagnose and impacts only about 1 percent of the population. While there is promising research on the disease, right now the only known treatment is a gluten-free diet. In part because of those dietary recommendations, celiac is sometimes confused with gluten sensitivity, which impacts about 18 million Americans or six times the number of individuals with celiac.
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Is The Vitamin D Hype All It’s Made Out to Be? New Bone Fractures Study Provides Some Clues

August 29, 2018
Using data from 23andMe and others, an international team of researchers has identified 15 genetic variants related to an increased risk of bone fractures, and used genomic information on other risk factors to examine their causal role in developing fractures; finding that only bone mineral density and muscle strength are correlated with susceptibility of bone fractures.
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Scientists Identify Genes associated with Cannabis Use

August 27, 2018
In the largest genome-wide association study of its kind, researchers have identified 35 genes associated with cannabis use, and found overlapping genetic associations with risk-taking behavior and a risk for schizophrenia.
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New African & East Asian Details in 23andMe’s Latest Ancestry Composition Update

August 21, 2018
23andMe has added new and more diverse reference populations, allowing customers with African and East Asian ancestry to see a more detailed breakdown of their Ancestry Composition. The update was made possible thanks to the contributions of 23andMe customers, as well as new sources of publicly available data such as the 1000 Genomes Project, and from the company's own African Genetics Project.
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A New Survey On Attitudes About Race and Genetics

August 15, 2018
A majority of Americans agree that someone’s racial identity is not hard-wired into their DNA, according to a new survey on attitudes about race and genetics by researchers at Northwestern University working in collaboration with DNA testing company 23andMe.
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23andMe Helps Adoptee Find Biological Family

August 10, 2018
He Richard had long ago stopped expecting he’d find anything about his biological family, but 23andMe helped the 50-year-old adoptee find his half-sister and learn about his biological family.
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Book Review: She Has Her Mother’s Laugh

August 01, 2018
A book review of Carl Zimmer's massive new book “She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity.”
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Itching to See 23andMe’s New Trait Reports

July 30, 2018
23andMe released a new batch of trait reports that look at whether your DNA indicates you might be tastier to mosquitoes than others, or why you can sing back a musical note or get the heebie-jeebies looking down from great heights, or even why your hair lightens in the sun.
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