genetics

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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Mr. Double Helix

November 10, 2014
We’re fortunate here at 23andMe to get some interesting visitors, but last week was especially exciting for us when James Watson – yes that Watson – dropped in to say...
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A Conversation With Health Content Scientist Robin Smith

September 03, 2014
This is the first in an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s content curation team. This team of 23andMe scientists has the unique job of...
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Photogenetics: 23andMe’s Genetics Image Contest

September 02, 2014
Another school year begins and 23andMe has your first assignment.Photo by Quinn Walker Photo by Carmen Avram A picture is worth a thousand words, and we think that’s plenty enough...
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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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Just The DNA Facts Generator, Ma’am

March 26, 2014
Being the geeks we are here at 23andMe, we are ever in a state of wonder by the science of genetics. Just the fact that you share 99.9 percent of...
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23andMe DNA Day Essay Contest

February 28, 2014
23andMe kicks off its student community with a 2014 DNA Essay contest open to college level medical, nursing and pharmacy students.
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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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SNPWatch: A tale of two fingers

August 02, 2013
By David Tran Look at your hands. Is your ring finger longer than your index finger, or vice versa? The length of a person’s index finger relative to his or...
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The Genetics of Mental Illness

March 04, 2013
Researchers have long believed that genetics put some people at higher risk for mental illness than others, but exactly which genes are involved has remained a mystery. Even very large...
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