genetics 101

23andMe’s Homage to Jeopardy!

February 27, 2013
Last week we put up a quiz in the spirit of Jeopardy! after host Alex Trebek made use of 23andMe in one of his game clues. The time was up...
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Some Basics About Using 23andMe

February 15, 2013
Can 23andMe sample my dead relatives and why do you use spit to extract my DNA? Inquiring minds want to know, or at least a lot of our customers do....
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Chocolate Broccoli

October 05, 2012
Ever since my kids were wee tykes in diapers, I’ve gone through the same bedtime routine of reading them a story. We went from picture books to the simple joys...
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Back to School: Sex Chromosomes Quiz Results

September 26, 2012
The 23rd Chromosome This month we’ve run a series of quizzes for the back-to-school season. Here’s are the answers to our third and final quiz. Congratulations to Toni K., who...
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Back to School: All About Sex… Chromosomes

September 19, 2012
We know you’ve been studying hard at 23andMe U., but you’ve still got one more quiz to complete. This one hinges on some of the genetic differences between men and...
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Back-to-School: Genetics 101 Quiz Results

September 17, 2012
Okay students, pencils down! A week ago Friday we posted the second in a three-part series of educational courses for back-to-school season. The entries are now in. You can see...
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Genetics 101 Quiz Extended

September 10, 2012
Attention all students! We’re extending the Genetics 101 quiz through Sunday, September 16th to give everyone plenty of time to brush up on their genetics and earn a chance to...
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Back-to-School: Genetics 101

September 07, 2012
Our Hero Gregor Mendel, an Austrian monk and biologist, worked out the pattern of inheritance of various traits. He showed that a “dominant” trait is one that always shows up...
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DNA Day: Educate and Celebrate

April 20, 2012
We at 23andMe have a special place in our hearts for National DNA Day, and we’re teaming up with the Khan Academy to celebrate!
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Ancestry at 23andMe: Sheridan’s Got Relatives

October 15, 2010
We’ve been following Sheridan’s* journey through the ancestry features at 23andMe over the last few weeks. Because she was adopted with no record of her biological parents, every piece of...
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