SNPwatch: Common Genetic Factors Associated with “Blue Babies”

February 22, 2013
Image by Mariana Ruiz LadyofHats [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsBy Bethann Hromatka, Ph.D.New research suggests that a once-fatal congenital heart defect – sometimes called “blue baby syndrome” – is influenced...
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Novel Genetic Findings for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

October 12, 2012
Dave Hinds is a Principal Scientist in Statistical Genetics.   Editor’s note: This post has been edited from its original to reflect changes in 23andMe’s product. 23andMe is passionate about...
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Back-to-School: The Genetics of Learning from Your Mistakes

September 11, 2012
For back-to-school month we’re running a series of posts on genetic factors that may impact learning. Here we describe a variant that may influence a person’s ability to learn from...
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23andMe and Parkinson’s: Past, Present, and Future

May 01, 2012
About 1.5 million Americans have Parkinson’s and about 50,000 new patients are diagnosed each year. 23andMe has provided genetic results for Parkinson’s to customers since 2008 and yesterday we added five more factors to our report.
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SNPwatch: Environment also genetic?

April 04, 2008
Despite the success of genome-wide association studies, many experts rightly point out the need to remember that most common diseases have a significant environmental component.For example, cigarette smoking increases one’s...
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