Annual Genetics Conference Goes All Online This Year

October 27, 2020
Like almost everything this year, the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics will be virtual.Instead of having thousands of scientists converge on a city for a week...
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The 23andMe Ancestry Algorithm Gets an Upgrade

October 21, 2020
23andMe has updated our Ancestry Composition analysis that will improve the accuracy, as well as reduce the amount of “unassigned” and non-specific ancestry assignments for our customers.
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Raising Awareness about Breast Cancer

October 16, 2020
This time last year, pre-pandemic, 23andMe brought together a panel of inspiring women to raise awareness about breast cancer.The message was clear. Knowledge — about risks, treatments, and the resources...
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Embracing Latino Heritage with A Mexican Homecoming

October 15, 2020
By Andrew TodhunterStephen Duncan felt a strong connection to Mexican American culture for most of his life, but never knew the truth of his Hispanic ancestry. As we finish National...
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New Study on People’s Response to Information from Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

October 08, 2020
Studying the impact of direct-to-consumer genetic testing on consumers, 23andMe scientists found that people who received information about genetic risk for a certain type of blood clots, found it useful, and in some cases, took actions to lower their risk.
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23andMe’s New Family Health History Tree

September 29, 2020
The history you share with your family connects you to your past, but it can also ground you in the present, and help prepare you for tomorrow. This is most...
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The Genetics of Being Left-Handed or Right-Handed

September 28, 2020
Getting a grip on the genetics of left-handedness, a new study uncovers dozens of genes involved giving researchers new insight into the structure of the brain.
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Helping Other Korean Adoptees Find Their Story

September 25, 2020
Thomas Park Clement helped hundreds of Korean adoptees, like him, use DNA testing to connect for the first time with biological relatives. Strangely up until a few years ago, he’d...
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Stepping Back Up Amid COVID-19

September 18, 2020
New data from 23andMe shows that although people became less active early in the COVID-19 pandemic, activity-levels measured in steps have gone back up.
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23andMe COVID-19 Study Findings Published

September 09, 2020
This week 23andMe scientists published findings from the first four months of our COVID-19 study using data from more than a million research participants that found both genetic and non-genetic...
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