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Genetics Education And The One And Only Me

December 20, 2016
23andMe again turned to Ariana Killoran to complete its newest book, The One And Only Me, which communicates the complicated and important science of genetics in a way that kids...
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“Best Day Ever”

December 23, 2015
A big part of our mission is to help advance genetics education.We had a rewarding opportunity to do so last Friday, as the 23andMe Education Team hosted a holiday event...
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A Note to Educators from 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki

October 21, 2015
Making genetics education fun and accessible has been core to our mission since we launched in 2007.  Understanding our genome is possibly the most exciting scientific discovery of our lifetime...
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Efforts to Improve Genetic Literacy

July 29, 2015
A set of national genetic science standards for elementary through high school students in the United States offers a modest improvement over state-based standards, but still falls short of conveying...
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A Father’s Day Ode to the Y-Chromosome

June 19, 2015
Around this time every year we turn our attention toward the patriarchs of our respective families and collectively ask: “What should we get dad for father’s day?” Today, we want...
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Genetics Image Contest

September 25, 2014
If you haven’t already, there’s still time to submit entries in 23andMe’s first “Genetics Image Contest.” We’re extending the deadline to get your entries in so you really have no...
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23andMe’s Science Book For Kids

December 20, 2013
In the New Year 23andMe will be giving out a gift for kids and promoting literacy at the same time. We are delivering 500 copies of our illustrated board book...
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Introducing Tales from the Genome on Udacity

September 17, 2013
By Matthew Cook, PhD Udacity Instructor Get excited! After months of planning and production, Udacity and 23andMe are launching a new genetics course, Tales from the Genome, that will be...
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Coursera’s Useful Genetics Wows

May 15, 2013
If you haven’t yet heard, college is expensive. Darn expensive. Thankfully, there are now free online universities for those of us daunted by the hefty price tag attached to traditional...
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Hey, It’s DNA Day

April 25, 2013
Although every day is DNA day for us here at 23andMe, today is actually National DNA Day. Established ten years ago, DNA Day is meant to encourage everyone to take...
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