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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Smart Talk

February 03, 2016
Get two smart people in a room and let them talk.That’s the premise for astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s show “StarTalk,” and it makes for thought-provoking conversations about science. That’s what...
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A Conversation with 23andMe’s Director of Research

April 23, 2014
This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s compelling research. Joyce Tung is the Director of Research at 23andMe. She has...
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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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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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The Genetics of Your Christmas Tree

December 24, 2012
If you could just get your Christmas tree to spit into a tube and extract some DNA, you might learn a lot about your holiday decoration. For starters, you might...
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23andMe Presents Latest Research at ASHG

November 06, 2012
(Editor’s note: Here’s a link to a post with the links to all the poster presentations given by 23andMe scientists at 23andMe.) Here we come. Starting today a contingent of...
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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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Fear Not The Genome

October 03, 2012
We would like to give a little shout-out to Holly Dunsworth, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Rhode Island and a blogger, for her thoughtful post “Be...
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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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