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The Traveling Genome
November 05, 2014
Last year, on the sixtieth anniversary of Crick and Watson’s discovery of the double helix structure of DNA, the Smithsonian opened an exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History...
Animated Genome Film Unveiled By The Smithsonian
April 25, 2014
23andMe is a big fan of the exhibit Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code, put together by the National Human Genome Research Institute’s and Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. It’s a...
Smithsonian Exhibit In The News
September 02, 2013
Back in June we told you about an awesome new exhibit at the Smithsonian “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code.” Maybe you didn’t want to take our word on it, but how...
The Smithsonian Opens New Genetics Exhibit
June 13, 2013
Sixty years after Crick and Watson showed us the double helix structure of DNA, the Smithsonian opens the exhibition “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code,” showing us all how the genetic revolution...
The Decade After Decoding
April 24, 2013
This month marks the tenth anniversary of one of the greatest scientific achievements of our time when in 2003 researchers decoded the last of the three billion letters that make...
Getting to Know Your Genome
March 13, 2013
Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who received their health information prior to November...
A Map of the Uncharted Genome
September 06, 2012
We’re a little late to the party, but yesterday a consortium of scientists, who are part of a project called The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements, or ENCODE, came out with...
What it Means to be Human
September 24, 2008
What is it about humans that distinguishes us from the rest of the animal kingdom? Is it our upright walking? Our language? Our love of Reality TV?...
Pictures of Lilly: Introducing the 23andMe Win Your Genome Contest
April 29, 2008
This woman shares 99.5% of her DNA with Lilly Mendel. Team 23andMe likes games — Wii tennis and Segway polo are big here. So are friendly wagers over a new...
Fireworks on the Beach: AGBT Marco Island 2008
February 11, 2008
There were fireworks on the beach at Marco Island, Fla., Thursday night, where 575 genome experts had gathered to discuss serious progress in genomics at the annual Advances in Genome...